Florida Last Will & Testament Information
It is important to put together a last will & testament in Florida to protect and distribute your real estate, cash, and personal property following your death. Florida wills give the testator the chance to ensure their loved ones, and pets are looked after. You can leave property or gift charitable organizations too.
The creation of a Floridian will allows you to create a trust for long-term asset management and to name someone as the legal guardian of children, with some restrictions.
A Florida Last Will & Testament includes the following requirements:
- The testator must be eighteen years old or older.
- They must also be of ‘sound mind’.
- The Will must be signed by the testator or by someone else in their name (provided it is done under the testator’s direction and in their presence). The witnesses must also sign the will in the presence of the testator, and of each other. Witnesses can serve as personal representatives while also receiving a device under the will’s provisions.
- The signing of the Will requires at least two witnesses in order to make it valid.
- Another requirement to make the Will valid is that it must be in written format.
Click here if you have any questions about creating a last will in Florida.