Intestate property will pass to the decedents heirs. In Florida if a person has a surviving spouse and of their children are also children of the spouse, the surviving spouse will receive the first $60,000 then 50% of the remainder.
If the decedent had any children that were not children of the surviving spouse the children and the wife split the proceeds of the estate. If there are 4 children and 1 spouse then the spouse would receive 50% and the children would each receive 12.5% of the non-exempt assets of the estate.
Intestate: Refers to dying without a will or other designation of how one’s property should pass.