Relocating to another state means going through a lot of changes. If you have moved to Virginia, you might be happy to know that your will from another state will still remain valid. However, even if your out-of-state will is valid in Virginia, you should always consult your estate and probate lawyer. Updating your out-of-state will according to the Virginia Estate Planning laws will help you take advantage of the Virginia laws.
Reasons why not updating your out-of-state will may be a bad idea.
Personal Representative: When drafting a will or estate plan, one has to name personal representatives or executors. When you move out of the state and relocate to Virginia, the person named executor in your will might not have moved along with you. When naming personal representatives in a will, people choose someone who lives close to them. If your personal representative lives in another state, … Read More