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Valid Will

Generally speaking, a will is valid until it is considered to be revoked or physically destroyed. A will that is up to date and no apparent amendments or changes were made will be valid, regardless of how many years have passed. Once a person dies, the assets or estate that is to be passed down in accordance to the will be executed as required by law.

The will is valid until the testator of the will either replaces or updates the existing will the change its content or it is physically destroyed. Simply crossing out or stamping the will as "revoked" or "void" will not cancel the will. A person must destroy it in a physical sense, or physically eliminating the required signatures, such as that of the testator and witnesses.

If only a particular section or part of the will is destroyed, that particular section will be considered as revoked. The remainder of the will be considered valid and executed as prescribed.

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