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Can My Ex-Spouse Inherit From My Florida Estate?

Can your ex-spouse, your ex-wife or your ex-husband inherit from your estate? Probably not, unless you want them to. The truth is, is you can leave your estate to anyone you want, including your ex-spouse. But make sure you have a will or a trust that says that. When we file a divorce petition, when we try to get divorced, it takes a little while for the divorce court to actually enter a judgement. When that divorce judgment is entered, a dissolution of marriage, that cuts off the other, now ex-spouse, from inheriting from everything, beneficiary designations, wills, and trusts. But be mindful, if you’re in the middle of a divorce and you think somebody’s going to pass away, you might want to expedite that judicial proceeding to get a divorce right now and cut off those inheritance rights.