No Will? Surviving spouse inheritance rights revised effective October 1st, 2011

In Florida Probate News by Long

Who should care? If there is no Will, then surviving spouses or children of the decedent. What is the effect of the revised statute? Florida Statute 732.102: 732.102 – Spouse’s share of intestate estate. —The intestate share of the surviving spouse is: If there is no surviving descendant of the decedent, the entire intestate estate. If the decedent is survived …

Letters of Administration Revisited

In Florida Probate Questions by Long

MUST READ: Letters of Administration (LOA’s) are court orders. They are issued as PART of a FORMAL ADMINISTRATION of the estate (Probate) The court clerk will not simply give you an LOA. The only way to receive LOA’s is to start formal administration. The court will issue the LOA’s after a completely probate pleadings/petitions package is submitted by your attorney. …