Legal Question in Wills and Trusts in California

Question relates to a holographic will, executed in Calif. In making bequests of sum-certain amounts of cash, is it enough to write, e.g., $4,000, or must one also spell out the amount?

Asked on 11/04/13, 8:50 am

2 Answers from Attorneys

Jennifer Rouse Meissner Joseph & Palley

No need to spell out the amount just having the numbers is sufficient.

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Answered on 11/04/13, 9:01 am

William Christian Rodi Pollock

It should not matter is the intention and amount is clear ( and , of course, you comply with the requirements to have a valid will under present law). .

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Answered on 11/04/13, 9:26 am

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