If a person dies without a will, who will inherit their assets?


Do Not Die Without A Will!

Die without a will and the person or persons who will inherit your assets is determined by statutes of the state of Florida. When someone dies without a will, we call that dying intestate, meaning there was no will, and Florida statutes will determine who inherits your assets. Generally, we look for any surviving spouse first. We’ll also look to descendants – children, possibly grandchildren if any children predeceased – and then next in line would be parents, and then siblings, and it goes on from there.

The situation can become a lot more complicated if the person who died had children or descendants who were not a product of the surviving spouse. Conversely, if the surviving spouse has children or descendants that are a product of another relationship, from someone other than the person who died, things do get a lot more complicated.

Do you want the most important people in your life to receive assets comprising your legacy to be depleted simply because you failed to establish a will as part of your estate plan? To die without a will adds an additional burden upon those you leave behind.

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Written by: John Mangan, JD, MBA

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