I have been asked to witness a will but I was not present at the signing . Is this legal
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If admission of an improperly witnessed will to probate was challenged, the challenge could potentially succeed on the basis of improper witnessing. If it were not challenged, however, there might not be any problem (since nobody would know about the problem). Some wills can also be set up as self authenticating via a notarized signature of a licensed attorney, which means that no witnesses would normally need be produced in court, together with a presumption of proper witnessing. Talk to your lawyer for options as to how this can be fixed.
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