Do-It Yourself Wills can cause more harm than good.

Do-It Yourself Wills can cause more harm than good.

When it comes to estate planning, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Planning ahead does not mean go to the office supply store and get a “fill-in the blank” will or download it from an unknown source. For a will to be valid, it must adhere to the Florida laws and requirements. There are very specific formalities for properly executing this legal document, such as, who can or should be a witness and, where and when you and your witnesses may sign. Improper execution can also cause a will to be contested. Also, certain family

members may have rights given by statute.

Minimize the possibility of your will being contested or invalidated by seeking a South Florida Estate Planning attorney. In addition, you may have certain desires that cannot be achieved with a “cookie cutter” document. A knowledgeable attorney will be able to guide you through this process and draft a will that meets your specific needs.

To learn more about Wills & Trust, visit the Wild, Felice & Partners.

Michael D. Wild is a Florida attorney specializing in the areas of estate planning and asset protection. For more information on successful Florida estate planning and asset protection techniques, please contact the South Florida law firm of WFP Law at 954-944- 2855 or via email at info@wfplaw.com to schedule your free consultation. It’s a Wild world. Are you protected?