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Asked on: 4/07/12, 3:03 pm

Who in Florida becomes legal representative person left POA or deceaseds estranged wife??

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Answered on: 4/07/12, 3:13 pm by Richard Kaplan

I am not exactly clear about what you are asking, so I will give you a general answer.

Under Florida law, the preference of who would be a Personal Representative/Executor, would be who is named in the decedent's Will, if that person is either a Florida resident or blood relative (some in-laws qualify).

If there is no Will, then by closest relations, that being the wife (estranged or not), then adult children, followed by adult grandchildren and down further lineal generations of adults. If there is no wife, children or grandchildren, etc., then you look at surviving parents. If no parents, then surviving brothers and sisters, and then adult nieces and nephews.

I hope this helps.


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Answered on: 4/07/12, 7:45 pm by David Slater

A POA is revoked on death.


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