Will need to be probated. Not self proven but have two witnesses. Only deceased signature. Typed will. Was told this is holographic will. I have copies of property tax checks to help township verify signature on will is genuine. Does township typically offer this service? I need to get this done to make it easier for court to accept the will.
The Surrogate's Court, not the township, can certify a will as genuine. You will have to deal with issues that are raised during the probate process. Whether the will is holographic or not will depend on a review of the document by an attorney. If the witnesses' signatures were affixed in accordance with state law, the will may be valid. If there are questions about the validity of the signature, you may wish to hire a handwriting expert prior to submitting the will to the court. I strongly suggest you hire an attorney to assist you in the probate process.
Good luck to you.
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The local county Surrogate is the office you would present the will to in order to determine if they will admit it to probate. I would advise consulting with an attorney regarding the many tasks associated with probate.
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"Holographic" means that the Will is handwritten. By definition a typed Will is not holographic.
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