West Virginia High Court: Holographic Will Is Invalid, Removed From Probate

(February 12, 2019, 10:09 AM EST) -- CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A holographic will is invalid because it does not comport with West Virginia Code Section 41-1-3, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruled Feb. 11, upholding a summary judgment order that removed the instrument from probate, declared it null and void and ordered that a decedent’s estate be probated under the laws of intestacy (Tracie Wilson v. Tonya Parker, et al., No. 18-0156, W.Va. Sup., 2019 W. Va. LEXIS 23)....

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