My sister had a Will written up in one stae but now lives in another, is it still valid in her new state of residence?

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My sister had a Will written up in one stae but now lives in another, is it still valid in her new state of residence?

She had a lawyer write up an official Will but several people told her that her new state will not recognize it. Is this true?

Asked on January 23, 2012 under Estate Planning, Florida

Answers:

Joseph Gasparrini

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

A Will that is valid in the state where it was executed will be valid in the other states.  Therefore, it is typically not necessary to execute a new Will just becasuse the person has moved to a state other than the one in which he or she executed her Will.


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