Attention all users:
The information contained in this research guide is purely informational and not intended to be used or treated as legal advice. This guide is an academic exercise and in no way can, should, or will substitute for the counsel, advice, and direction of a licensed probate attorney familiar with the probate law of Virginia.
The purpose of this guide is assist the knowledge seeker in understanding and differentiating the specific ins and outs of Virginia Probate Law regarding the valid execution of a non-holographic Will document. This guide will show you the requirements for a valid will in the state of Virginia. This guide will explain each requirement and help the knowledge seeker understand each requirement as well as show the knowledge seeker case law, statutory law, and secondary sources to explain and define the meaning of each requirement.
"Every Testator, by law of the land, is at liberty to adopt his own nonsense in disposing of his property."
- Boulle vs. Tompkins 5 rdf. 472
Christopher Alan Taylor
J.D. Candidate for 2015
"Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand."
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