If you’re a surviving spouse in West Palm Beach or Orlando, you’ve probably heard about Florida’s elective share. In Florida, spouses are guaranteed an inheritance regardless of whether or not their deceased wife or husband’s trust/ will says so. There are some exceptions. For example, a spouse could sign away his or her inheritance rights in a prenup. If you are the surviving spouse in an estate matter, and have not already contacted a lawyer, you should definitely do so! There are important deadlines that must be met in order for you to get your inheritance. To learn more about Florida’s elective share, you should read Florida Statute, section 732.2125. If you are looking to interview a Florida probate lawyer, please feel free to call our firm at (561)514-0900 Ext. 101 for a free consultation.