Is it legal fof one family member to sign another family member will

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  1. Dana Laganella Gerling

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    Answered . Typically a person will need to sign their own Will, someone can not sign for them, especially a family member. There is a Florida Statute that would allow someone else to sign the Will on the Testators instruction, however that would have to be an uninterested person and done in conformance with Florida law. It would be likely the Will would not be valid if a family member signed.

  2. Aaron James Irving

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    Answered . If the testor is unable to sign his/her will, then she can have "help" penning his/her signature. It is generally not good practice to have a family member do this or be a witness, although they are allowed to witness a will execution.

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  3. Marcos P Martinez

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    Answered . I agree with the attorneys above. Moreover, if it has to be a family member, then try to make it one with no interest or very little in the Will.

    marcos@martinezanda.com Office tel: (561)245-4723 Website: www.martinezanda.com. The answer provided does not... more

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