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Estate Rights for Florida Surviving Spouses and Widows

In Florida, there are many valuable estate rights or inheritance rights for widows and surviving spouses. But be careful because you need to know what your rights are. You need to know when to exercise them. Because if you don’t exercise them in the right manner, or within the right time frame, you lose them. And that means you might lose some very valuable property or a lot of money. But the important things are the residence, the homestead, you have the right to that. You have a right to a family allowance that may be up to $18,000 during the administration process. Personal property and vehicles also are a preference for the surviving spouse. But the real money is in the estate, in the guaranteed inheritance of 30 to 50%, depending upon whether you signed a prenup or not.