Are last minute Wills or ‘Death-bed Wills’ valid?

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Although a death-bed will may be just as valid and binding, the closer to the death the will is prepared the more likely it is to be challenged by a disappointed beneficiary thus leading to a Will Contest, possibly on the grounds that the person lacked mental capacity to make a will or was subjected to undue influence. A last minute will also raises the potential hazard of errors and non- compliance of legal requirements due to hasty preparation. There is also another possibility of the will not distributing the property in the manner that the person really wanted, or failed to take advantage of some features that can bring down the federal estate tax, etc.