Surviving Spouse's Rights in Orlando
Estate Planning Lawyer in Orlando
If your spouse has recently passed, you may be confused as to what your
rights are. Many are surprised at how quickly probate deadlines approach
and it is important that the rights of the surviving spouse are secured
within the allotted time period. Located in Orlando, Florida, our attorneys
have handled every aspect of
estate planning for those who have recently lost their spouses. Our lead attorneys at
Jackson Law have an extensive background in estate planning,
business law and
elder law. With over 50 years of combined experience and a certified public accountant,
member of the National Association of Estate Planners & Council and
a wealth manager maintaining a Series 7 securities license on our team
we are able to handle every client's needs with precision and effectiveness.
Experienced Estate Planning Attorney in Orlando: Survivor's Rights
Many clients wonder what to do if a spouse dies without a will. When there
was no will in place prior to death , this is called passing away "intestate"
. If someone passes away without a will, his or her spouse will receive
what is known as an "intestate share." This applies even if
the married couple were separated at the time of death.
If the surviving spouse not provided for in the deceased spouse's will,
the surviving spouse is known as a "pretermitted spouse." Florida
law prescribes that pretermitted spouses are entitled to receive a share
of the estate unless the will specifically states anything to the contrary.
No matter your current situation, your best course of action will be to
discuss your circumstances with a qualified attorney at Jackson Law. We
can help you to better understand your current situation and how to move forward.
Contact us today.