Why Everyone Needs A Will

A will should be made in writing by a competent adult who is of sound mind and at least 18 years old. It must be signed by the maker in the presence of at least two competent adults. The witnesses must acknowledge that they were present when the maker signed the will and they must sign the will in the presence of the maker. The witnesses should not be beneficiaries of the will. The signing of the will must comply in strict accordance with technical formalities. If the will fails to follow the formalities, it may not be enforceable in court.

A will is an important document, yet most people do not have one because of the fear of death. However, the two things that are certain in this life are death and taxes. It is important to make sure that your loved ones are provided for and that your wishes regarding your property are in writing in the event of your death. If you do not have a will, now is the time to make one. If you die without a will, your property will be divided according to the laws of the state of Florida. Be responsible and make your will now.

At the Law Office of Pamela M. Gordon P.A., we have an experienced staff that will assist you with the drafting of your will.