To navigate the judicial procedure of validating a will, the Florida legislature enacted Section 732.503 of the Florida Statutes within the Florida Probate Code. To produce a self-proving will, a testator should comply with the legal requirements to produce a valid will. In addition to signing a will in front of two objective witnesses who likewise offer their signatures, a testator will self-prove his will in front of a notary utilizing a statutory acknowledgement type.
The testator’s neutral witnesses must swear that they experienced the testator sign his will, and the testator needs to swear that his witnesses signed his will in front of him. The testator, the notary and the testator’s witnesses supply these affirmations under oath.
By creating self-proving wills, testators can help expedite the probate process usually required to confirm their wills.