Legal Question in Wills and Trusts in Florida

My Father died, and everything was left to my mother. She gave a family business to my brother. When she died she took that into account and left the remainder of her estate 70/30. The business failed under my brother's watch. He feels that he is entitled to 50/50 of the remaining estate. I feel that the will should stand as he got an early inheritance with the gift of the business. Who is right?

Asked on 9/09/13, 12:07 pm

2 Answers from Attorneys

David Slater David P. Slater, Esq.

I agree with you. So did your mother.

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Answered on 9/09/13, 12:34 pm

Barry Stein De Cardenas, Freixas, Stein & Zachary

If there is a Will, that will prevail unless somehow the Will is stricken, but that is very difficult to do.

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Answered on 9/09/13, 12:40 pm

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