Florida’s Supreme Court on March 27, 2014 entered a decision in Aldrich v. Basile that should make everyone that uses pre-printed legal wills take pause. Even though Ms. Aldrich had taken the time to fill out a form identified by the Court as the “E-Z Legal Form” the Court distributed a portion of her assets as if she had died intestate (without a will). The Court recognized that “[i]t is clear from the language of Ms. Aldrich’s will that she intended to leave all of the property listed to her brother[.]” and the Court cited a note that stated, “I reiterate that all my worldly possessions pass to my brother[.]” Despite her clear intentions that all her property go to her brother the Court looked within the four corners of the will that she filled out for herself and determined that assets acquired after she signed the will should pass according to Florida statutes. In this case three years after filling out her will Ms. Aldrich received approximately $122,000 when one of her relatives died. When Ms. Aldrich died there was still around $88,000 left from that inheritance. A dispute arose among the potential heirs as to the proper person to inherit this money as the original will did not mention assets acquired after the signing of the will. Even though Ms. Aldrich died thinking that her brother would receive everything, the generic will used by her failed. In the event that you use a generic fill in the blank form for a will, please note that it may not be appropriate for everyone and in the event that things change in your life please review your will to make sure that it reflects your current intentions.