Wills Lawyers in Longwood Florida
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At the Law Offices of Brett D. Bevis our top priority is helping you draft a thorough estate plan to address all your needs. One important component of an estate plan is a will — a legal document created while you are alive and used to state your wishes upon your death. The purpose of a will is to protect both your wishes and your family and to ensure your loved ones know exactly how you expect your belongings to be distributed. Our Longwood estate planning lawyers have extensive experience creating wills to protect clients.
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When you hire our Longwood wills attorneys, you can depend on us to help you navigate the process of establishing an estate plan. We can work with you from start to finish and help you make well thought out decisions for your future.
A will can be used to indicate:
- Who will handle your will
- Who will be the guardian of your minor children’s property
- Who will receive the assets you’ve left behind
What if I Don’t Leave a Will Behind?
In Florida, an estate left behind without a will in place is divided in line with “intestacy” laws (under § 732.101-732.111 FL Rev. Stat.). Typically, your assets and property will be split between your spouse, children, or closest family members.
The specifics of Florida intestacy laws include the following:
- Your surviving spouse will get your entire estate if you have no surviving children, grandchildren, or great-grandchildren
- Your surviving spouse would also get your entire estate if your surviving descendants are also descendants of the surviving spouse and neither you or your spouse had any other children
- If you are survived by both a spouse and descendants and any of those descendants are not also related to the spouse, the spouse would get half the estate and your descendants would share the remainder
- If you have living descendants but no living spouse, your descendants would share the estate
- Without a surviving spouse or descendants, your estate would pass to your parents, grandparents, and great grandparents, or to your siblings, aunts, and uncles, in that order
- Without any of the above heirs, the estate would pass to the heirs of your grandparents
Your ex-spouse’s right to inherit your estate would generally end as soon as the divorce takes effect. However, if you are separated from your spouse or in the process of divorce, your spouse would still inherit your estate if you die before the divorce is finalized.
If you do not have any close living relatives, the state may take ownership of your estate. Seeking legal advice from an experienced attorney to create a will is in your best interest to avoid the probate process.
Seek Professional Legal Help for Your Will
At Bevis Law we believe a will should be both clear and thorough so it can stand up in court if challenged following your death. The laws in Florida can be complex — knowing how to phrase what you want can seem difficult. Our trained legal team is here to remove any guesswork from the process of creating a will. We want you to feel confident in the final document you’ve created. Let our Longwood wills lawyers guide and support you. Call Attorney Brett Bevis today.
Reach out to our firm now at (321) 972-2445 to speak with an experienced legal advocate. We serve clients in Seminole County and throughout Central Florida.