The Many Types of Wills
Wills are instruments used to pass assets from someone’s estate to his or her beneficiaries after he or she has died. There are a number of different types of wills, with each varying in the degree to which it is legally enforceable.
While some people resort to hand writing their own will, such a will if not signed with the formalities required for signing wills in Florida would not be valid in Florida, although they may be valid in some states.
Some people employ joint wills as a way of simplifying the process for two or more people. These are often used by married couples that wish to distribute their assets as one. While these can be easier than having two separate wills, they do present certain issues. It is generally better if spouses have separate wills.
To learn more about setting up a will, contact the skilled Florida estate planning attorneys at BaumannKangas Estate Law.