Legal Question in Wills and Trusts in Florida

my husband died and had no will. The condo we live in was in his name only. Will this property automatically default to me?

Asked on 3/08/12, 6:42 pm

2 Answers from Attorneys

Sanford M. Martin Sanford M. Martin, P.A.

No, FL law requires probate to transfer title to spouse and other beneficiaries. Discuss

with attorney regarding legal procedure and options. Value of property, other estate

assets, expenses, debts, and family relationships must be considered if laws of

intestacy determine distribution. Will and trusts are suggested to avoid such


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Answered on 3/08/12, 7:02 pm

Also, as to who gets it and how, it depends upon if there were children who may get an interest as well.

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Answered on 3/09/12, 12:03 am

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