Posts tagged "inheritance"

Do adult children have a "right" to inherit in Florida?

In our estate planning practice, clients often ask whether their adult children have a "right" to inherit in Florida. [this discussion is not addressing minor children--their rights can be different]. While the question is a simple one, the answer is somewhat of a "mixed bag." As with many legal questions, the answer is "it depends."

In Florida, does a surviving spouse have a right to inherit from their deceased spouse?

As an estate planning lawyer, I sometimes have a client ask whether they are entitled to inherit from their spouse. In other words, can their spouse cut them out of an inheritance? For the most part, the answer is that one spouse cannot be "written out" altogether from their spouse's estate. Unless there's a Pre-Nuptial Agreement in place, the surviving spouse has certain rights that arise as a matter of Florida law.

In a Florida Divorce, is an Inheritance Considered Marital Property?

We often have clients ask whether assets they inherit are considered marital in the event of a Florida divorce. As a very general statement, assets originating during the marriage are usually considered marital. For example, if either spouse works, their earnings are marital--regardless of which spouse earns them. However, when it comes to inherited assets, the general rule is that they are not marital

In a Florida Divorce, is an Inheritance Considered Marital Property?

We often have clients ask whether assets they inherit are considered marital in the event of a Florida divorce. As a very general statement, assets originating during the marriage are usually considered marital. For example, if either spouse works, their earnings are marital--regardless of which spouse earns them. However, when it comes to inherited assets, the general rule is that they are not marital

In a Florida Divorce, is an Inheritance Considered Marital Property?

We often have clients ask whether assets they inherit are considered marital in the event of a Florida divorce. As a very general statement, assets originating during the marriage are usually considered marital. For example, if either spouse works, their earnings are marital--regardless of which spouse earns them. However, when it comes to inherited assets, the general rule is that they are not marital

In a Florida Divorce, is an Inheritance Considered Marital Property?

We often have clients ask whether assets they inherit are considered marital in the event of a Florida divorce. As a very general statement, assets originating during the marriage are usually considered marital. For example, if either spouse works, their earnings are marital--regardless of which spouse earns them. However, when it comes to inherited assets, the general rule is that they are not marital

How can I disclaim an inheritance in Florida?

Under certain situations, a beneficiary of a deceased person's estate may wish NOT to receive the inheritance that was left to them. By law, they can "disclaim" all or part of the inheritance and thereby not receive what the decedent left them.

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