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Are Out Of State Wills Valid In Florida?

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Out of state Wills (Wills executed by out of state residents in their homestate) are deemed valid in Florida if they were valid in the state they were executed (exception:  holographic Wills, handwritten Wills not witnessed).  However, it's always a good idea to have a Florida attorney review your non-Florida Will because there will likely be some provisions in your Will that will not be honored in Florida.  For example, non-Florida residents may not serve as personal representative or executor of a Florida estate unless they are a family member of the decedent (non-resident friends do not qualify).

My Loved One’s Will “Gives” Their House To Me. Why Do I Need To Probate Their Estate?

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A written Will is a person’s written instructions to the probate court about how they want their estate settled after they die. The Will still needs to be probated and receive the probate court’s “stamp of approval” however, before the house can be retitled into your name. You will not be able to sell the home until the home is legally titled into your name which is done through the probate process.

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