Although drafting a will before a notary is recommended, some people die, having left a holographic (handwritten) will or a will made before witnesses. An additional step in succession settlement is the will probate. This verification aims to confirm the document’s form: is it a will? Does it respect the law’s formal requirements?

The notary will complete the procedure provided for by law, thus allowing the estate’s liquidator to begin liquidating the estate.

True or false?
Once probated, the will’s contents cannot be contested.

Answer: False. Will probate concerns only the form of the will, not its content.

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