Florida Probate Family Allowance Definition

December 18, 2006

In Florida Probate, when the spouse of children of the decedent were being supported by the decedent they may be entitled to a family allowance.

Family Allowance:

An allowance that a surviving spouse, minor or dependent children are entitled to from his or her deceased spouse's estate. If there is a surviving spouse this is typically given to them and may be up to $18,000. It is intended to provide some money for the spouse and family to live on during a probate administration.