If a Will was drafted in another state, will recognize in your new state?

Testator was a NY resident when Will was drafted and is now a FL resident. Will the probate court accept it?

Asked on April 29, 2017 under Estate Planning, Florida


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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Typically, if a Will was valid in the state in which it was executed, it will be held valid in a new state of residence. That having been said, there are other things to consider. Here is a link that will explain in more detail:

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