When a will is filed with the Court for probate, the petitioner seeking to admit the will must prove the factum of the will. The factum of the will is the elements of a valid will. Without it the will is invalid.
The Elements of Factum of the Will required to prove that the will should be admitted into probate are as follows:
1. Execution and attestation substantially complies with Oklahoma statutes.
2. Testator was competent at the time of signing the will.
3. Testator acted freely and voluntarily and not because of undue influence, fraud, or duress.
Brent D. Coldiron has over 42 years experience. He knows how to prove the factum of the will so that his client’s will is admitted into probate. You can reach Brent at his office at 1800 East Memorial Road, Suite 106, Oklahoma City or 2801 Parklawn Drive, Suite 503, Midwest City. His telephone is (405) 478-5655 or 737-2244.