The recent Third District Court of Appeal reviewed the requirements for a valid will under Fla. Stat. 732.502 and found the handwritten will which was at issue, in this case, to be valid.
In this case, both on a confession of error and based on the court’s independent review, the appellate court found that the will was handwritten, but reflected the signatures of the testator, two witnesses, and a notary along with the notary’s seal.
This comports with the requirements of Fla. Stat. 732.502, which states:
Every will must be in writing and executed as follows:
(1)(a) Testator’s signature.–