What Is A Holographic Will?

This type of will is valid, in at least some circumstances, in most states.

Other states, including Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Minnesota, New Mexico, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Washington, do not recognize holographic wills made locally but will typically recognize one if it was made in a state where it is legal.

Several other states, including Maryland and New York, recognize them when made by members of the Armed Forces.