Historically a Florida Will could not be changed and had to be strictly complied with by in a Florida Probate.
A recent change to Florida Probate allows for the court to step in and change the terms of a person’s will when there is no question about what the terms when there is clear evidence that what the testator intended.
Anyone can ask a court to change the terms of a Florida Will when there is clear and convincing evidence that a mistake of fac or mistake of law caused the will to reflect something other than the testator’s true intent.
Mistake of law is a legal principle referring to one or more errors that were made by a person in understanding how the applicable law applied to their past activity that is under analysis by a court.
The underlying intent of this new law is to carry out the true intentions of the testator.