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Fox26Law: Writing a Will on Where the Kids Should Go

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It's time for some Fox26Law. Our legal analyst, Chris Tritico, is here to answer your questions. Watch Chris every Tuesday and Thursday morning on FOX 26 Morning News in the 7 a.m. hour.

QUESTION FROM LAKECIA: How do I write a restraining order? How do I write a will for my children because they are under age and want them to go to their Godparents and their father died last year.

CHRIS TRITICO'S ANSWER: As I understand your question your children's father died last year and you wish to write a will to ensure that they are taken care of by the person you choose. There several ways to handle your question. First, the best way to ensure that your will is properly drafted is to hire a lawyer. A simple will is generally relatively cheap to have prepared. You might contact the three law schools and see if there clinics will help you with it. As a second choice you can get one of the will kits that are sold at various places around town. Make sure that you get a kit that is written for Texas. Lastly, and I generally do not recommend this, write a holographic will. A holographic will is valid in Texas as long as it is wholly in the handwriting of the person. In other words since it is your will it must be in your handwriting only. Must clearly state that this is your last will and testament and be dated and signed by you. DO NOT LET ANYONE WRITE IT FOR YOU. If you do that the will is not valid.

Regarding the restraining order, you have not give me enough information to answer your question. You will need and attorney to assist you with a TRO.

Good luck,

 

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