Florida Self-Proving Affidavit Form

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The Florida self-proving affidavit is a statement that verifies the authenticity of an individual’s last will and testament. The affidavit affirms that the testator (individual who created the will) executed the will voluntarily and that they did so in the presence of two (2) witnesses. Both the testator and attesting witnesses must appear before a notary public and sign before the document can be deemed legally viable. When the testator dies, the affidavit will be presented to the probate court and used as evidence in support of the validity of the will.

Last Will and Testament – Dictates how an individual’s personal belongings, real property, and other assets will be dealt with after they die.

Laws § 732.503

Signing Requirements – Two (2) Witnesses and a Notary Public

How to Write

Step 1 – Download in Adobe PDF, Microsoft Word (.docx), or Open Document Text (.odt).

Step 2 – Enter the County name is the first available space.

Step 3 – The subsequent paragraph is designated for the Testator’s information. The Testator must start by entering their name in the available space. Next, the Testator can provide their signature while in the presence of the two (2) Witnesses and the Notary Public.

Step 4 – After the Testator’s information has been provided, the Witnesses must enter their Names and give their Signatures.

Step 5 – The next area of the Affidavit must be completed by the Notary Public. Below the “NOTARY ACKNOWLEDGMENT” heading, the Notary must enter the Name of the Testator and the Type of Identification (if any) that the Testator provided.

Step 6 – The Notary must continue by entering the Name of the first Witness along with the Type of Identification they supplied (if any). Next, the Notary must enter the name of the second Witness as well as the Type of Identification that was provided (if any).

Step 7 – In the next three (3) spaces in the notary acknowledgment, the Notary must enter the Day, Month, and Year.

Step 8 – The Notary must complete the form by providing their Signature, Printed Name, and Notarial Seal.