Does Our Will Made in New York Cover our Property in Florida?

Full Question:

Can my husband and I write our own last will and testament in New York to cover property in the state of Florida?
01/03/2007   |   Category: Wills and Estates   |   State: New York   |   #66

Answer:

In New York, every person eighteen years of age or over, of sound mind and memory, may by will dispose of real and personal property. Every estate in property, real, personal and otherwise, may be devised or bequeathed.

Florida law states that any will, other than a holographic or nuncupative will, executed by a nonresident of Florida, is valid as a will in this state if valid under the laws of the state or country where the testator was at the time of execution.