September, 2019

Florida Leads the Way Revolutionizing Estate Planning by Allowing Electronic Wills

By Jackson Law Group
September 20th, 2019

Posted in Asset Protection,Probate & Trust Administration,Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning

Florida is leading the way in estate planning as a new bill is revolutionizing the way Floridians execute their last will and testaments. The Florida Legislature passed House Bill 409, which allows for electronic wills and electronic signatures starting January 1, 2020. Like a traditional will, an electronic will must be signed by the testator in the presence of two witnesses.  An electronic signature is defined as “an electronic mark visibly manifested in a record as a signature and executed or adopted by a person with the intent to sign the record.”

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