While there are a surprising number of states that do accept holographic or handwritten wills, there are still requirements that must be met, or the will is deemed invalid.
After her death last August, it was thought that Aretha Franklin had no last will and testament. However, as relatives have been going through her home and personal effects, it appears that not only did she have a will, she handwrote three wills, including one that was found stashed under a cushion.
Each of Aretha’s wills is handwritten. The three documents have been submitted as part of the probate process to have the court determine if any of them will have legal standing.