Wills in Florida
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Drafting a will isn’t a priority for many people because they believe there is still plenty of time to spare, or that it is only applicable for the wealthy. However, if a devastating accident occurs, how will your property and assets be distributed amongst your loved ones? If you have children, who will end up taking care of them? Life is unpredictable, and it is always wise to be prepared, especially when such preparation can benefit those who rely on your support and love.
At Pazos Law Group, we are committed to helping you draft a will that protects your family once you pass away. Our South Florida estate planning and trust lawyers possess the extensive knowledge and experience to guide you the process in order to obtain the results you desire.
What is the Purpose of a Will?
A will, also known as a “last will and testament,” can help protect your loved ones and your property.
You can use a will to do the following:
- Divide your property and assets to people or organizations
- Name a personal guardian to care for your minor children
- Name a trusted person to manage property you leave to minor children
- Name a personal representative, the individual who is in charge of carrying out the terms of your will
What Happens If I Die Without a Will?
If you die without a will in Florida, your property will be distributed based on the state’s “intestacy” laws, which gives your property to your closest relatives, starting with your spouse and children. If you do not have a spouse nor children, your grandchildren or your parents will receive your property.
If you do not have grandchildren or your parents are not alive, distant relatives will be next on the list. However, if the court exhausts this list to find that you have no living relatives by blood or marriage, the state will take your property.
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If you want to ensure that your estate is properly distributed and that your loved ones are well cared for after you’re gone, Pazos Law Group is here to help. Do not hesitate to obtain our exceptional legal counsel and guidance.
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