To get around the judicial procedure of confirming a will, the Florida legislature enacted Section 732.503 of the Florida Statutes within the Florida Probate Code. To develop a self-proving will, a testator should abide by the legal requirements to create a valid will. In addition to signing a will in front of 2 objective witnesses who also supply their signatures, a testator will self-prove his will in front of a notary utilizing a statutory recognition kind.
The testator’s objective witnesses should swear that they saw the testator sign his will, and the testator must swear that his witnesses signed his will in front of him. The testator, the notary and the testator’s witnesses offer these affirmations under oath.
By creating self-proving wills, testators can assist accelerate the probate process typically required to confirm their wills.