Florida Defective Wills: Invalid Personal Representative

Although the state of Florida accepts wills created in other states when they were valid in the state where created, not all of the will may be valid. Recently, I ran across a will that named an accountant of the decedent as their Personal Representative. Several months later the decedent moved to Florida and eventually died without updating the will.

The problem started with the fact that the accountant was not related or married to someone who was related to the decedent. This is a disqualification of a Personal Representative in Florida. The result was that the decedent did not get to choose their Personal Representative.

If you have a will that was prepared in another state and want a Florida lawyer to review it for compliance with Florida law so that your desires are carried out upon your death, Contact a Florida Estate Planning Lawyer to review your Estate Planning Documents.

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