Legal Question in Elder Law in Florida

Can a person refuse an inheritance? If so does the money go to their heirs?

Asked on 8/25/13, 3:21 pm

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Yes, a person can refuse his/her portion of an inheritance by filing a Disclaimer. To determine how the disclaimed assets will be distributed, it will depend on the circumstances of the probate. For instance, if there is a will, it is possible that there is a provision that indicates a secondary beneficiary, or it may default to a residuary clause in the will. It also depends on the type and title of the assets. To thoroughly answer your question, you should contact an attorney that handles probate matters.

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Answered on 8/25/13, 5:01 pm

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