A self-proving will is not necessary to have when creating a will. However, it can be helpful both to the witnesses and the court because it makes it easier for the court to accept the validity of the will without having to hear the testimony of the witnesses. This may also be advantageous for the beneficiaries because it will decrease the likeliness that the will may get stuck in probate court. Overall, while not always necessary, a self-proving will can be very helpful in making the probate process more convenient and efficient.

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