Florida Probate Law: Execution of Wills

Any person 18 or older who is of sound mind may make a Will.

Every Will must be in writing and executed as follows:

By Testator
(1) The Testator must sign the Will at the end; or
(2) The Testator's name must be subscribed at the end of the Will by some other person in the Testator's presence and by his discretion.

By Witnesses
Witnesses signatures must sign the Will in the presence of the Testator and in the presence of each other.

A Will may be Self-proved to avoid having to bring the attesting witnesses into probate court to prove the Will.

No particular form of words is necessary to the validity of a Will if it is executed with the formalities required by law.

A Codicil must be executed with the same formalities as a Will.
© CORPUS JURIS. All rights reserved.