Estate planning documents are not “one and done.” If you move to another state, you will probably need to have new documents drafted to comply with the laws of the new state. At minimum, you should have your documents reviewed by an attorney licensed to practice law in the new state. Typically, your documents should be drafted in the state in which you are claiming residency. Otherwise, your Personal Representative may not be able to file your Will and your Trust may not be administered properly. Be sure to contact your estate planning attorney when relocating.
-Emily Helmick Packwood, Esq.