Question: Can a will be signed electronically in Florida?

Answer: The short answer is soon!  Electronic wills will be available in Florida beginning on July 1, 2020.  Under the new law, the signing of wills can be conducted entirely electronically online.  Will signings will be completed utilizing remote notarization and remote witnesses via video services and the testator, witnesses, and notary do not even need to be in the same physical location.

The other formalities of will execution (other than everyone being in the actual presence of each other) are the same for electronic wills as they are for standard wills in Florida.  Instead of being in the actual presence of each other, the witnesses to the electronic will must hear the testator acknowledge his or her signature.  Failure to comply with the testamentary formalities can render the will invalid.