Here are some Florida will facts you may not know…
- The Florida Supreme Court has a program in which lawyers are board-certified as specialists in the area of wills, trusts, and estate law.
- A person age 18 or older is of legal age to make a will.
- Florida law presumes a person to be of sound mind unless proved otherwise, and proof requires a fairly high standard.
- Florida does not recognize handwritten or joint wills.
- Mutual wills are an option in Florida but are best for couples who do not have children.
- Florida does not recognize nuncupative or deathbed wills.
- You can set up a trust for an animal’s care. Florida recognizes a vehicle for this known as the Florida pet trust.
- A prior will is only revoked by a new will to the extent the new will expressly states it revokes the prior will and is inconsistent with the prior will.
- A lost will is generally presumed to have been revoked by the testator.
- A will provision granting anything to a spouse is expressly revoked by statute once the parties are separated with intent to be permanently divorced, or their marriage is divorced, dissolved, or annulled.
If you need to create a will, trust, or have questions about estate planning, contact Boyer Law Firm today.