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Estate of Muder

Citation. In re Estate of Muder, 159 Ariz. 173, 765 P.2d 997, 23 Ariz. Adv. Rep. 22 (Ariz. Dec. 6, 1988)
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Brief Fact Summary.

A testator handwrote blank parts of a printed will form, with only one witness.

Synopsis of Rule of Law.

Where a testator uses a preprinted form, and in his own handwriting fills in the blanks by designating his beneficiaries and apportioning his estate among them and signing it, he has created a valid holographic will.


A testator handwrote blank parts of a printed will form. The printed portion read, “I give to,” while the handwritten portion read, “My wife Retha F. Muder, our home and property.

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