What Are The Requirements For A Valid Will In Florida?

February 25, 2020

Here is a question for you:  “What makes a will valid in the state of Florida?”  There are several requirements as follows:

You have to be 18 years of age or over.  Or, you can be a minor as long as you were emancipated by the courts;
The document needs to be in writing;
The will needs to be witnessed by two witnesses (not one, but two witnesses); and
The person that is creating the will needs to sign the document at the end.

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That is it!  It does not require the document to be notarized or have an affidavit (although that helps in the probate court process).  Check out the article on this topic as well here.   This stuff is complicated and you probably should not do it without the supervision of an estate planning attorney.  Give my office a call at (954) 755-7803 or click the link here to set up a time to discuss your Estate Planning matters.

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