Terms Used In Florida Statutes > Chapter 732 > Part III - Pretermitted Spouse and Children
Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
person: includes individuals, children, firms, associations, joint adventures, partnerships, estates, trusts, business trusts, syndicates, fiduciaries, corporations, and all other groups or combinations. See Florida Statutes 1.01
Testator: A male person who leaves a will at death.