Wills Attorney Boynton Beach Florida

Are you a resident of Boynton Beach Florida or Palm Beach County and need a Boynton Beach Wills Attorney? The experienced and knowledgeable Boynton Beach Wills Attorneys at the Law Office of Ryan S. Shipp, PLLC are here to assist with all of your Estate Planning needs.

Passing away without a Will in Florida? The Boynton Beach Wills Attorneys at the Law Office of Ryan S. Shipp, PLLC recommend that All adults should have a Will. The truth is that a majority of adults in the United States do not have a Will. Many people think that since they do not have a lot of assets or a lot of money, they do not have to be bothered with the drafting of a Will.

It is important to understand that it does not matter how small of an estate you have, all adults should have a Will to make your life easier and the lives of your family easier. We understand that it is never “fun” to talk about what happens when you are no longer with loved ones, but the more planning you do, the easier the transition will be. In Florida, if an individual dies without a Will, or intestate, the Florida Statutes dictate how your assets will be distributed.

Per the Florida Statutes, Chapter 732 states that a surviving spouse will receive the entire intestate estate if there is no surviving descendant. If an individual is survived by one or more descendants, all of whom are also descendants of the surviving spouse, the surviving spouse receives the entire intestate estate. If there are one or more surviving descendants of the individual who dies who are not lineal descendants of the surviving spouse, the surviving spouse receives one-half of the intestate estate and the other descendants receive the other one-half. If there is no surviving spouse, the descendants of the individual who dies receives the intestate estate. If there are no descendants, the descendant’s father and mother equally receive the intestate estate.

As you can see, the Florida Statutes detail in depth who gets what in the case that an individual dies without a Will. Although the Florida Statutes state who receives what in the case of intestacy, it is always better to name your heirs instead of having the State of Florida determine who gets what. 

Additionally, the Florida Will must be in writing, signed by the testator at the end, and by two witnesses.  If you're thinking about having your Florida Will drafted, call the Law Office of Ryan S. Shipp, PLLC today @ (561) 699-0399.  

We always reccomend hiring a competent Boynton Beach Wills Attorney. The experienced and knowledgeable Wills Attorneys of The Law Office of Ryan S. Shipp, PLLC are here to assist with ALL aspects of Florida Estate Planning. We serve Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach

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