if my will was done in NJ is it legal in FL?
2 Answers from Attorneys
If it meets statutory formalities, two witnesses and notarized, it can be probated in Florida. Have it reviewed by an attorney.
If it was legally executed in NJ, Florida will recognize the will. If you now live in Florida, I strongly encourage you to consult with a Florida estate planning attorney. The laws in the 2 states are different. Also, if you own property in both states, you may want to consider a Living Trust. In addition to your will, you should also have a Designation of Health Care Surrogate (power of attorney for health care), a Durable Power of Attorney, and a Living Will (different than a will). These other 3 documents cover you if you are still living but incapacitated and unable to make decisions for yourself. Many attorneys offer free initial consultations.