If I have a Will which was executed in my former state of residence but I now reside in another, is it still valid?

Asked on July 16, 2015 under Estate Planning, California


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

As long as your Will was valid in the state in which you previously resided, then it is valid in your new state of residence. That having been said, even if your Will is still valid, it may be important to have it reviewed due to changes in the law and life circumstances, especially if it was executed some time ago. It might even be advisable to execute a new Will. You can at have a probate review to be sure.

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