In the Spring, 2013 issue of the Golan & Christie Newsletter, the article authored by Barry Siegal, “Estate Planning Across State Lines” noted that “…Illinois law requires two witnesses to a will and does not require that a living trust be witnessed, Florida law requires three witnesses to a will, as well as a living trust.”

We would like to clarify that although the applicable Florida statute only technically requires two witnesses, our practice is to recommend three witnesses, out of an abundance of caution.