Who Gets My Property If I Don’t Have a Will?
By Jeffrey Kempf, Esq.
March 14th, 2022
Many people believe that if they die without a will, the state (or government) gets their property. While this is possible, it is very unlikely to occur. So, what happens to your property if you die without a will?
When a person dies without a will, they die intestate (whereas dying with a will is called testate). The Florida Statutes, under Part I of Chapter 732, titled Intestate Succession, presents a hierarchy of classes of people who are to inherit your “intestate estate” if you do not have a will. That hierarchy is as follows:
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