I have a will from another State, is it valid in Florida

I have a will from another State, is it valid in Florida

Will another stateGenerally yes. If a will met the execution requirements for a valid will in the state where the will was executed, then that out of state will can be probated in Florida. Execution requirements dictate how the will must be signed and how many witnesses are required. There are two exceptions. Florida will not probate an oral will or a holographic will (a holographic will is a handwritten will without witnesses). Even if your out of state will meets the execution requirements in the other state, you should still have the will reviewed by an attorney. Florida inheritance laws may differ from the state where your will was drafted. There are certain inheritance laws that cannot be bypassed in a will; for example, the spouse’s elective share and homestead descent rules. If you violate one of these rules, your disposition plan, or at least part of it, will be invalid and the court will distribute your assets according to Florida law. A Florida estate planning attorney can point out problems with your out of state will and give you options on how to accomplish your goals.