Legal Question in Wills and Trusts in Massachusetts

Validity of a Massdachusetts will in Florida

We have filed a will in Massachusetts and we are trying to find out if it is valid in Florida , or do we have to refile in Florida?

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Asked on 5/14/06, 1:23 pm

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Edward Robbins Edward S. Robbins PA
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Re: Validity of a Massdachusetts will in Florida

A will is valid in Florida if it meets the Florida formalities, ie; Signed at end of Will by Testator before two witnesses etc. However, to obtain Jurisdiction over Florida Real Property of decedent, an ancillary administration may be required in FL. I would need more info. Good luck.

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Answered on 5/15/06, 9:37 am
Thomas Shigo The Shigo Law Firm, P.A.
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Re: Validity of a Massdachusetts will in Florida

If the will is valid where executed then it is probably valid in Florida. There is no requirement to file a will in Florida, only upon the death of the testator. However, if you have moved to Florida, then this is a good time to update your will and estate plan, especially if you still own property in another state.

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Answered on 5/15/06, 9:13 am

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