Florida Will Laws
Here you will find what is required by state when making a living will. You will also find whether or not this specific state accepts oral or written wills.
Some key terms to keep in mind:
Testator: One who makes or has made a will; one who dies leaving a will.
Holographic Will: A will and testament that has been entirely handwritten and signed by the testator.
Oral Will: An oral will (or "nuncupative" will) is a will that has been delivered orally (that is, in speech) to witnesses, as opposed to the usual form of wills, which is written and according to a proper format.
State Requirements and Will Type Recognition
Code Section§732.501, et seq
- Declarant must be competent
- Declarant mujst be an adult
- document must be signed by principal
- signature must be made in presence of 2 subscribing witnesses (suggested form in 765.302)
- one of the witnesses must be neither a spouse nor a blood relative
Age of Testator18 years and of sound mind, or emancipated minor and of sound mind
Number of Witnesses RequiredSigned in presence of two attesting witnesses; witnesses must sign in presence of each other and testator.
Oral Will RecognitionNot recognized