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A "holographic will" is a type of will that is entirely handwritten and signed by the person making the will. Unlike a typed or printed will, a holographic will does not need to be witnessed by other people in order to be valid. However, because of its informal nature, holographic wills can be more prone to legal challenges and may be more difficult to enforce.
For example, if someone writes out a list of their belongings and specifies who they want to inherit each item, signs and dates it, and then passes away, that handwritten list could be considered a valid holographic will.
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That being said, holographic wills are less common than other types of wills, such as those that are typed or printed and witnessed by other people. This is because holographic wills can be more prone to legal challenges and may be more difficult to enforce, especially if they are not clear or specific in their instructions. In many jurisdictions, holographic wills are only recognized as valid if they meet certain requirements, such as being entirely handwritten and signed by the testator (the person making the will), and being dated and clearly intended as a last will and testament. Some jurisdictions also require holographic wills to be witnessed or notarized, in order to be recognized as valid. Because of these factors, many people choose to create a more formal and legally recognized will, in order to ensure that their wishes are carried out according to their intentions.
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A holographic will, it's a curious thing,
Completely handwritten, like a song you might sing.
It doesn't need witnesses, to make it true,
But it can be tricky, to know what to do.
If you write down your wishes, for what comes after,
And sign and date it, with your own laughter,
That's a holographic will, a way to be sure,
That your loved ones know, what you wanted for sure.
But beware my friend, a holographic will,
Can be tricky and prone to a legal spill.
So make sure it's clear, and easy to see,
Who gets what, and how it should be.
So remember my friend, when making your will,
A holographic will, it's a way to fulfill.
Your wishes and dreams, for when you're no more,
And keep your legacy, alive for evermore!