If aperson has a will, does it have to be filed with a court house? And will it be stamped with some sort of a court seal?

Asked on June 27, 2009 under Estate Planning, Florida


L.M., Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

It does not have to be filed with the court until after the person whose will it is passes away.  Then it has to go through a process called probate which makes it part of the court's record. I believe in Florida it gets stamped with a date stamp on the day it is filed. 

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