Is a handwritten Will valid in Florida? Sure is! As long as it is signed by the testator (that’s the person making the Will) at the end of the document, in front of two witnesses who also sign (all 3 must be in each other’s presence at the time of signing). I don’t advocate that anyone draft their own Will because self-prepared Wills are always problematic for lots of different reasons. But if you are in a pinch, and perhaps you have some legal guidance, you can handwrite your Will.
- Death, Debts and Probate: Do All Debts Have to be Paid through Probate?
- A Brief Look at Formal vs. Informal Probate Administration in Florida.
- 3 Grounds for Contesting a Will in Florida.
- The What and Why of a Probate Caveat: What it is, and Why One Might be Filed.
- Pencil Me In: Can You Just Handwrite Changes to Your Will or Trust on the Original Document?