Fort Lauderdale, FL asked in Estate Planning for Florida

Q: If I write my Will in Florida does it have to be registered??

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  • Deltona, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: The proper term is "recorded". You can have your will recorded in the public records if you want. However, if there needs to be a probate filed it will be recorded then. You want to review your will every 5 years or so, and I generally advise clients not to have their wills recorded until it is necessary. A will does not have to be recorded unless and until there is a probate case.

  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: You use to be able to record wills prior to your death in Florida but this is no longer permitted.

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