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How many witnesses are required for a Florida Will?

On Behalf of | Dec 10, 2013 | Probate |

In Florida, in order for a Will to be enforceable, it must be signed by the testator/testatrix in front of two witnesses.

Florida law requires that when a Will is executed by a testator/testatrix, it must be in the presence of two witnesses. Essentially, the Will must be signed where the person signing the Will, along with the two witnesses, are all present together and observe each other execute and witness the Will. If the testator or testatrix signs the Will and it is then witnessed by two persons who did not observe the execution, then the Will is subject to contest or challenge. This is one of the reasons that execution of a Will should be overseen by a lawyer or law frim professional knowledgeable in estate planning.   


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