Old Wills

Void or Lapsed Devises

What To Do With Old Wills

Updating your estate plan every few years, and particularly after a big life event (such as death, divorce, having a child, etc.), is most often an estate planner’s recommendation.  That being said, people do not always follow those recommendations.  Sometimes wills which are 10 or more years old are brought in by a client seeking to open up a probate.  These old wills run the risk of being obsolete or stale because the devises therein are lapsed or, similarly, void.  Both lapsed and void wills are treated the same under Florida Law. 

A lapsed…

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