Legal Question in Wills and Trusts in Mississippi

Witnessing a will

Is it a good idea for a paralegal or attorney to witness a will?

Asked on 2/15/07, 8:35 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

Mary Milek Milek Law Firm

Re: Witnessing a will

Most attorneys will witness a will and/or someone in their office, because many people can not or will not bring in two witnesses. Most people want to have a family member witness the will. The problem is, this person usually has some interest in the will and therefore, canít be a witness. Outside of the family, most people just donít want anyone else knowing their business.

In my opinion, the two most important factors to consider are: the age of the witness relative to the party making the will and can this person be found, when/if needed.

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Answered on 2/15/07, 11:36 pm

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