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I am a solicitor in Scotland. For how long were you separated from your husband? Why are you suspicious about the will?
Have you seen the will? As far as you are aware was he able to make the will or do you suspect facility and circumvention? (Undue influence). What history is there with the friend?
Thank you. You are doing the right things. When you get the will you can see what date is on it and then ask the doctor whether he thinks your husband would have been able to make the will at that point in his life. That will determine what you do next.
To be valid the will should be signed by him at the foot of each page. The witness signs on the last page and the date and place of signature would typically be on the last page. It doesn't matter who writes in the date. Each individual item of property need not be mentioned as there will be a "residue" clause usually. If the will is valid on the face of it then the next issue is whether he was mentally capable of making the will and that is a question for a doctor who knew of his state of health at the time the will was made. If he wasn't, then the will could be challenged in court. I hope that helps. Please leave a positive rating so that I am credited for my time.