Florida law has several specific minimum requirements for a Will to be valid. If a Will does not meet these requirements, it will not be accepted by the probate court and your assets will pass as if you died without a Will. The Will must be in writing, signed by the testator in front of a notary and two witnesses. Virtual signings are now permitted however the testamentary requirements remain the same. While the body of a Will does not need to be in any particular format, it is important to note that a Will is a legal document. Speak with an attorney licensed to practice law in your state to avoid any unintended consequences of drafting your Will.
-Emily A. Helmick, Esq.