Another messed up do-it-yourself (“DIY”) will case was recently reported here in Florida. Decedent only signed his first name on the will when he was stopped because of a concern by one of the people at his kitchen table that there was no notary present. He never signed his last name and the will was declared invalid. Florida strictly construes compliance with all legal formalities before a will can be valid. Have I ever mentioned that it isn’t a good idea to prepare your own will?

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