How Long Is A Will Good For?

Video Summary

How long is a will good for? A properly executed will has no expiration date. You should always consider updating your will whenever there's a change in circumstances. Many times I'm asked whether or not my will from another state is valid. If it was properly executed in that state, then Florida will recognize it. One thing you do need to keep in mind though, is that you need to keep track of your original will, and that a copy of a will cannot be used after you pass away, as far as probate concern. If you retain the original will in your possession or have it in your possession that's lost or destroyed, it's presumed revoked. Some law firms such as mine, we retain the original wills in our fire rated file safes as a courtesy and a convenience to our clients and provide them with a copy. Other law firms give the original to the person who executes the will, and hopefully they keep track of it. So if you have any questions or would like to make out a will, give me a call at (727) 847-2288.