So, what happens if you don’t leave a will? There’s a common misconception about the government getting things when you don’t leave a will and that’s really not the case but if you don’t leave a will then Florida statute designates exactly what’s going to happen to your things. They will typically go to your children if you have them, if you don’t have any children then your things will go to your parents if they’re still alive.
If your parents are not alive and you don’t have any children then your things will go out to the (sides); your siblings and/or to the children of your siblings if your siblings are not alive.
So basically Florida law will establish how things will be handed out. This can be avoided by making sure that you have a will that designates exactly how you want things to happen. There may be a charitable organization that you want to make sure receives your money should something happen to you. There may be other people in your life such as a significant other who was not a spouse that you may want to leave some of your things to.
The only way to ensure that what you want to see happen actually takes place, is by actually preparing the document which is needed which is your will.See all videos