A technological advance is put on hold for the moment in the Sunshine State. Florida governor Rick Scott has vetoed the Electronic Wills Act. Citing vulnerabilities in the legislation, he encouraged the legislature to work on a more suitable bill. For now, estate and probate administration will be handled the traditional way in Florida, using in person notaries and witnesses.
Making plans for one's estate is a complicated process that some people in Florida and elsewhere choose to avoid. However, considering how such plans can allow a person control over important matters once he or she is incapacitated and unable to communicate, it might be worth a consultation with estate planning lawyers. A recent study in the Journal of Patient Safety indicates that doctors are often confused when reading advance directives of patients. Because of that, it might be smart to use the guidance of skilled legal counsel when drafting such directives.
You have long wanted to take a trip to Florida, and after you visited, you just knew that you needed to move there. You're excited for this new adventure in your life, but you know there are many legal documents you may need to change. One of those is your will.