The above audio is an excerpt from my January 2015 appearance on the Think Radio Program “In Legal Terms” which is part of the Mississippi Public Broadcasting Network.
There is no legal requirement for a person to make a Will. It is estimated that over fifty percent (50%) of people die without a Will. There is no statute which says that a Will must be probated, meaning that the Will is filed and registered with the applicable County Chancery/Probate Court. However, heirs to the Will can force the Will to be probated through a Court action, if necessary; thereby forcing the Executor to honor the terms and provisions of the Will under the supervision of the Court.