Cornelius, NC asked in Estate Planning and Probate for North Carolina

Q: My family moved from Nyc to North Carolina. We have a will and proxy written in NYC. Does the move invalidate our will

It’s a fairly simple will, no trusts. The only thing that we’re concerned about is beneficiaries as all their addresses have changed as well as ours. Do you see any issues that might arise?

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Angela L. Haas
Angela L. Haas
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: Moving does not invalidate the Will, and the addresses were to help determine who the beneficiaries are, in the event they are not known (i.e., there are 6 "Todd Smith's" that it could be - it would be the one that lived at that address at the time the Will was executed). So long as it was witnessed by two qualified witnesses and notarized, you should be fine. You can always take it to be reviewed by an estate planning attorney, just in case, though; especially, if you would now like to make some changes.

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