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How do I create a will?

To create a will, you should start by listing your assets and deciding how you want them to be distributed after your death. You should also name an executor who will be responsible for carrying out your wishes, called a Personal Representative (Executor) in Florida. It's important to seek legal advice, such as from The Warnock Law Group, to ensure that your will is legally binding and meets all necessary

requirements, as every state has different laws for what is required to make a will valid.


For a will to be valid, it must be written by a person of legal age and sound mind, signed by the testator in the presence of at least two disinterested witnesses who are also of legal age and sound mind, and the witnesses must also sign the will along with a Notary. Wills are often required to be self-proved in order to be valid as well. The will must also express the testator's wishes regarding the distribution of their assets after their death.

Choosing a Personal Representative (Executor) is an important decision and it is recommended to choose someone who is trustworthy, responsible, and capable of carrying out the duties of an Personal Representative (Executor). Typically, people choose a family member, friend, or a professional such as an attorney or accountant. It's important to discuss this decision with the person you choose and make sure they are willing to take on the role. Florida also has specific requirements as to who is qualified to act, which you should discuss with your estate planning attorney.

For further help with creating a Will please contact us at:



6843 Porto Fino Cir, Fort Myers, FL 33912, USA law@warnocklawgroup.com (239) 437-1197

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