undated will

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If a will is undated, would it automatically be declared void and mean the deceased died intestate?

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  • getmore4lessgetmore4less Forumite
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    NO. undated wills are valid.

    unless something has supeceeded the wills act.
  • Mocha61Mocha61 Forumite
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    When we witnessed the signature on a neighbours will it was undated, when he passed away i had to visit the probate office and give them details of when we signed it and sign a document with the details i had given.
  • TBagpussTBagpuss Forumite
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    No. The legal requiremnts are that a will must be:
    - In Writing
    - Signed by the testator
    - signed by two witnesses in the presence of the testator and of each other

    The issue would be if there was uncertainty about whether the will was signed before, or after, any other will being produced, or before or after an event such s marriage which would automatically revoke the will.
    All posts are my personal opinion, not formal advice Always get proper, professional advice (particularly about anything legal!)
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