“Registration” of Wills

A will does not have to be “registered” for it to be valid. Filing it with the probate court in the county where the testator resides is for safeguarding purposes only. It is a good idea to ascertain whether there are wills that have been previously “registered” / filed, which should ideally berevoked and destroyed so that they are no longer on file. Doing this will prevent confusion over which one is the testator’s true last will and testament. This can be performed by requesting of the probate court that your prior wills be revoked and destroyed.

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