DAVID A. SILVERSTONE

 

FLORIDA PROBATE AND ESTATES LAWYER.

Defects in Will Execution

A will may be found invalid because something is physically wrong with the document, or the way it was executed.  A will is required to be executed in a very specific way. 

A will is required under Florida law to be signed by the testator at the end, and signed by two witnesses who observed the testator sign it.  A will with no witnesses, or one witness is invalid. 

A will where the witnesses did not actually see the testator signing, but added their signatures later, is invalid.

A will with pages missing is invalid.  A will which appears to have pages removed and different pages inserted is invalid.  The testator’s signature might not look genuine, and could be challenged as a forgery.

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