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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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