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What is a holographic will?

A holographic will is a will which has been handwritten by its creator. A holographic will can also be an attested will, if the creator meets the other requirements of an attested will. However, if the will is being handwritten (as opposed to typed, which is how most wills are prepared these days), the requirements for it to be a valid will are somewhat more lax than the requirements for an attested will. Specifically, many states do not require a holographic will to be witnessed at all.