If we recently moved from to another state, do we have to update/get new Wills, powers of attorney, etc.?

Asked on February 28, 2015 under Estate Planning, North Carolina


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

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

No you do not as long as these documents ywhere valid in your former state of residence at the time that they were executed. That having been said, depending on just how long ago you made out your Will, etc., you may want to have them reviewed now. Changes is life circumstances may neccsesitate revisions. The fact is that moving or not, updating your legal documents from time-to-time is a good practice.

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