Florida Last Will and Testament
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE CONTENT OF THIS POST IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE BUT SERVES AN INFORMATIVE PURPOSE ONLY AND PERTAINS TO FLORIDA.
A last will and testament is an instrument, commonly referred to as a will, in which an individual details the disposition of his or her probate assets and appoints a personal representative who will administer the estate. A will may also be used to revoke a prior will, nominate a guardian for your children, create a testamentary trust, and make bequests.
Florida law provides requirements that must be satisfied in order for a will to be deemed valid. For example, Florida law requires that a testator sign the will at the end and in the presence of at least two attesting witnesses who must sign the will in the presence of the testator and each other.
It may seem overwhelming just thinking about creating and executing your last will and testament. Yet, when you get around to having a will, it is likely you will find comfort in knowing that your wishes have been expressed and will be made known to others at the time of your passing. Remember, if a person passes away without a valid Florida will, assets that do not have a survivorship or beneficiary designation will be distributed pursuant to Florida intestacy laws.
Having a valid Florida will simplifies the probate process and makes matters concerning the same easier for your loved ones. I recommend consulting with an attorney to discuss your concerns regarding your property and guide you through the process of creating and executing your Florida will.
Jessylin Polo Wiederhold, Esq.
Polo Wiederhold Law, P.A.