Florida Statute of Wills: Wills, Revocable Trusts, Codicils

October 22, 2007

will.jpgWhen making a Florida Will, Florida Revocable Trust, or Codicil to a Florida Will there are several technicalities that must be complied with for the documents to be valid.

1) Who can make a Florida Will, Florida Revocable Trust, or Codicil to a Florida Will:
The answer to this can be found in section 732.501, Florida Statutes, where it states: Any person who is of sound mind and who is either 18 or more years of age or an emancipated minor may make a will.


2 What are the requirements for execution of the Florida Will, Florida Revocable Trust, or Codicil to a Florida Will:
Section 732.502, Florida Statutes, states:
(1)(a)The Testator must sign at the end of the will; and
(1)(b)Two witnesses in the presence of the testator, must sign that they witnessed the will.

Each witness must sign the Will in the presence of testator and each other.

Section 732.504, Florida Statutes :Unlike in some states a witness for these documents can be any person competent even if they are named in the will or will benefit from the will.

if you have questions about a Florida Will, Florida Revocable Trust, or Codicil to a Florida Willyou should speak with a Florida Estate Planning Lawyer.