In Florida what happens to persons assets if they die without a will? Under Florida probate law, if a person dies without leaving a will the decedent’s estate is dealt with under Florida’s Intestate statutes. Even if a Florida resident dies in intestate, the decedent’s assets will be transferred to their family members. Only if there are no family members will the assets escheat to the state or be transferred to the state. Generally Florida’s intestate statutes go to great lengths to find a relative to leave a decedent’s assets to.
Jacksonville Probate Lawyer, David Goldman has put together a Florida Probate Handbook that is being offered free to readers and visitors of his websites. If you would like a copy, visit the Free Florida Probate Handbook web page, fill out the form, and one will be sent to you within 24 hours by email.