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Can an executor in a will sign and witness that same will and be legal?

Council Bluffs, IA |

Stepfather passed and left my brother as executor and he signed that will as a witness, can he do that and the will be legal?

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While it is preferable that a person nominated as executor not be a witness, it is not prohibited. The Will should be legal unless there is something in the probate code in the state where the Will was executed that prohihits this.

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