What is Florida Statute 732.102? What should Florida probate attorneys handling West Palm Beach estate litigation know about this statute? Do you have to be legally married to the decedent at the time of his death to be deemed the surviving spouse? Is a surviving spouse in Florida entitled to his or her deceased spouse’s property? If you believe you are entitled, as a surviving spouse, to a Florida estate, you may want to read Florida Statute 732. 102. You should also contact an experienced trust and estates lawyer.