Is a Will made in one state valid in another if you move?

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Is a Will made in one state valid in another if you move?

Asked on February 9, 2012 under Estate Planning, South Carolina

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M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

Yes, it is.  As long as the Will was valid in the other state - did not go against any laws and was properly executed - it is valid in the state in which you live when you pass away.  It is always a good idea to review your Will every so often with an eye toward updating if necessary but mostly to make sure that items bequeathed are still there and your wishes are the same.   Good luck. 


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