Why should I use a self proving affidavit?

During probate, your executor must “prove” that your will is valid to the court. Though methods of proof may vary, some courts require that the witnesses who signed your will to appear in court (either in person or via sworn statement) to testify that they signed your will, which can be time consuming and inconvenient. By executing a self-proving affidavit at the time of your will, you no longer need to locate the witnesses to prove the signatures to the court, since the affidavit itself is proof.

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