in Florida, no spouses, does the estate of a mother have to notify living children of the will? Can one daughter keep everything secret?
3 Answers from Attorneys
A surviving mother is free to distribute her estate by will as she choses. The will is filed with the court at time of its probate.
The children who are not included in the distribution per a will do not necessarily get notice of the probate. You can check the public records to see if a probate has been filed.
If there is no will, and there are no spouses, then the children shall take equally. If your sibling decides to keep things secret - sue her - she has not right to the entire estate and must reimburse the other siblings.