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Do I Have to be an Adult to Make a Will in Texas?

by Rania Combs

The Texas Estates Code provides that in order for a Will to be valid, the person making the Will must not only be of sound mind, but also

  1. have attained the age of eighteen years;
  2. be or have been married; or
  3. be a member of the armed forces of the United States, an auxiliary of the armed forces of the United States, or the United States Maritime Service.

Unless a minor is (or has been lawfully married); or is a members of the armed forces or an auxiliary thereof, or of the Maritime Service, he or she will not be able to make a Will.


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