Dying without a Will is known as dying intestate. When this happens, the laws of Florida will determine how your assets and property are managed and to whom they pass down to. The courts will be responsible for distributing your property based on the law, not based on your own personal wishes, and this often leads to conflict and additional stress amongst the family.

State law is rarely able to account for the individual circumstance of a family, and it is likely that the way your assets and property are handled by the courts and laws of the state will not match the way you would have directed for them to be handled if you had a Will. This is why it is so important to have a skilled estate planning lawyer help you draw up a thorough and complete estate plan that includes a Will.