if my husband dies and has a will leaving everything to his son what rights do i have as his wife in the state of florida
wifes rights with a will(2 posts)
A spouse in Florida may take what is known as a 30% "elective share" of the other spouse's estate, despite a will that leaves everything to others. The total assets that are added up as part of the "elective estate" can be more than what is included just in the probate case, such as property given away within one year of the spouse's death, and property in a living trust. You can find details by reading the Florida elective share law and by consulting with a Florida estate planning attorney.