Estate Planning: Your Will
3rd century funerary relief of a family.
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How to Cite

Gillen, Martie, and Josephine Turner. 2012. “Estate Planning: Your Will: FCS5241/FY540, Rev. 3/2012”. EDIS 2012 (3). Gainesville, FL.


A will is considered to be the cornerstone of most estate plans. A will is a written legal document that takes effect at death, and is used to administer the estate, including transferring property ownership and making provisions for the care of minor or dependent children. This revised 4-page fact sheet was written by Martie Gillen and Josephine Turner, and published by the UF Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, March 2012.

FCS5241/FY540: Estate Planning: Your Will (
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Berteau, John T. 1998. Estate Planning in Florida 2nd Edition. Sarasota, Florida: Pineapple Press, Inc.

Florida State Statutes Chapter 732 and 733. Accessed March 5, 2012.

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