A Last Will and Testament constitutes an individual’s expression of their intended distribution of their assets after their death. In the State of Florida, a Will distributes the Testator’s financial accounts, real estate, and personal belongings, and nominates a personal representative. A testator can name a pre-need guardian for their minor children in their Will. A testator can create one or more testamentary trusts in a Will for their children.

The explicit directions in your Will supersede the intestate inheritance provisions dictated by Florida law applicable when a person dies without a Will or revocable trust. A properly drafted Will is a core component of your estate plan unless you opt for a revocable trust. Failure to fully comply with Florida law when signing a Last Will and Testament renders it void. Contact Raymond Grimm today to get experienced legal guidance with creating a Will.

Inheritance Laws In Florida

In Florida, when a person passes away without a Will, the intestate inheritance laws determine who will receive the decedent’s assets. These intestate laws can defeat or substantially frustrate the actual testamentary intent of many persons who die without a Will. They may be diametrically opposed to how you wish to distribute your property upon your death. It is advisable to seek guidance from an experienced estate planning attorney and to have a Will in place, in order to prevent this from happening to you.

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