William and I have lived in this house for over 11 years he has two grown adult children who would love to have this house we have two wheels one States his half goes to me another will States the Gary dukes and Brenda dukes or not to receive any of the property and house is this going to be legally binding although the other half of the property is his sisters the Landon house or paid for I really want to know if this will both the wheels in case they decide to fight me is legally binding I don't want to have to worry about my future I've put a lot of time and love and money into this place thank you so much
Your facts are very convoluted. Who’s names are on the deed to the property, and how is the property titled exactly (e.g., tenants in common, or joint tenants with right of survivorship)? What does his most recent will provide, since that’s the only one that counts? What is this other will you are referring to? It’s very unclear. You may just want to review the details with a lawyer.
I am not sure what it is you are asking from your question, however, to be sure that you and your significant other have wills that do exactly what it is you would like, I suggest you have an estate planning attorney review them soon. Most planning attorneys suggest that you update your documents every 10-15 years, as tax law changes and other laws may affect your estate plan as it currently is written.
Answering your question with some questions:
Which will is the latest in time, and was it executed by your SO, dated the day he signed it and was it signed by 2 witnesses at least 18 years of age? There are other requirements to create a valid Md. will, including that the testator must be competent and understand the contents of the will at the time it is executed.
I agree with the other attorneys who advised that you seek counsel from a licensed Md. attorney about the legal validity of the wills to which you refer. There's really no way to give you an accurate answer to your question without more information.
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