Will Guide
Introduction
What Happens if You Die Without a Will
Probate
Leaving Property to Heirs
Guardianships
Debts
Homes and Family Residence
Testamentary Trusts
Amending and Revoking Your Will
Marriage, Divorce and Children
Estate Taxes
Will FAQs
What is a will?
What happens if you die without a will?
Is my out-of-state will valid if I move?
What makes a will legal?
Can I make a handwritten will?
Do I have to file my will with a court or in public records?
Can I disinherit someone?
What should I do with my will after I sign it?
Can I change or revoke my will after I make it?
What happens to my debts after I die?
Where can I get my will notarized?

What You Need To Know

Is my out-of-state will valid if I move?



If a will was validly made while you were living in another state, it is probably valid in your new state. However, if your will was not "self-proved," it may not be accepted by certain courts until the witnesses sign an oath swearing that they saw you sign your will. Because of the expenses involved in finding your witnesses, it is probably best to rewrite your will after moving to another state.

Most states allow a will to be self-proved. The EstateGuidance will contains a self-proving affidavit so that, were you to move to another state, the will would likely be valid without the expense of tracking down witnesses.

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