Does a Will written in another state by a resident have to comply with another state’s forced heirship laws if the person owns 40 acres the latter and has a forced heir there?

Asked on April 17, 2014 under Estate Planning, Florida

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

The laws of a state where a person resided at the time of his death will govern the distribution of property after his death. If the testator (person making the will) lived in a state with forced heirship when he died, then his estate will be subject to that state's laws.


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