If a nonresident of Florida executes a will in some other state, is the will valid in Florida?
My friend is not a resident of Florida. He made a will in N.Y. and then shifted to Florida last week. He wants to know if his will made in NY is valid in Florida.02/09/2017 | Category: Wills and Estates | State: Florida | #31844
Fla. Stat. § 732.502 reads:
“(2) Any will, other than a holographic or nuncupative will, executed by a nonresident of Florida, either before or after this law takes effect, is valid as a will in this state if valid under the laws of the state or country where the will was executed. A will in the testator's handwriting that has been executed in accordance with subsection (1) shall not be considered a holographic will.
(3) Any will executed as a military testamentary instrument in accordance with 10 U.S.C. s. 1044d, Chapter 53, by a person who is eligible for military legal assistance is valid as a will in this state.
(4) No particular form of words is necessary to the validity of a will if it is executed with the formalities required by law.
(5) A codicil shall be executed with the same formalities as a will.”