Wills, Probate

Trusts, Estate Planning

210 South Beach Street, Suite 202
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
(386) 257-3332

Personal Representative

Thank you to Heidi and her team for patiently working with me during a difficult situation. Our beloved Mother passed away and we needed to settle her estate, transfer property title, and create a will and trust. We were able to perform all of these activities over mail and telephone calls because we had left FLA to visit family in another state.

~ Lori B

Heidi was highly recommended to us as an estate lawyer, and we couldn't be happier in choosing Heidi to set up a trust plan for us. Though professional, she's warm and friendly, making the entire process stress free, explaining everything in terms that were easy for us to understand. She was very thorough and addressed and answered all our concerns.

~ Pat W

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What Makes a Will Invalid in Florida

An invalid will can cause severe problems and putting together your estate planning documents should be thoughtfully done with the assistance of a professional. For example, each state and probate court has regulations and requirements for a will to be valid, and if these requirements are not met, your will could be invalid in Florida.

Here are a few examples that will make a last will and testament an invalid document in Florida:

    • The last will and testament is not a written document. For example, a testator told someone on his deathbed what to do with his assets.
    • The will is written entirely by hand and only signed by the deceased author. The urban myth of wills on a cocktail napkin is just that, myths.
    • The document was not executed with two witnesses 18 years or older.
    • The testator is not of sound mind.
    • Documents were not executed in the presence of a notary public.

Estate Planning is a precise process that, if done incorrectly, can be invalidated, leaving a mess for your heirs to clean up once you pass. These are only a few things that can invalidate a will, so please remember every situation is different. If you live in the Daytona Beach, Florida area and need help with your estate planning documents. Call me today for a free consultation.

Heidi S. Webb, Attorney at Law, serves clients in Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, Port Orange, and beyond with matters of Elder Law, Estate Planning, and Probate Law. Contact her today to schedule a free consultation. Visit her page on Facebook, or see what her clients are saying to learn more about Heidi.

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