FAQs About Wills

Do I Have to be an Adult to Make a Will in Texas?

by Rania Combs

The Texas Estates Code provides that in order for a Will to be valid, the person making the Will must not only be of sound mind, but also

  1. have attained the age of eighteen years;
  2. be or have been married; or
  3. be a member of the armed forces of the United States, an auxiliary of the armed forces of the United States, or the United States Maritime Service.

Unless a minor is (or has been lawfully married); or is a members of the armed forces or an auxiliary thereof, or of the Maritime Service, he or she will not be able to make a Will.

About Rania

Rania graduated magna cum laude from South Texas College of Law Houston and is the founder of Rania Combs Law, PLLC. She has been licensed to practice law since 1994 and enjoys helping clients in Texas and North Carolina create estate plans that give them peace of mind.

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