If a person died in Miami without a will, their estate will be distributed among their relatives as per the Florida intestacy laws.

If they are survived by a spouse, the spouse takes the entire estate. If they are survived by a spouse and children Florida law determines how much the children take and how much the surviving spouse takes. If there’s at least one child who is not a common child, there will be a $60,000 difference then if children are all common to the spouses.

If the decedent is not survived by a spouse, the children share in the inheritance. If not survived by children, the inheritance goes to parents etc., as per Florida intestacy laws. If no close relatives are found, the property will escheat to the State of Florida.

This is why every Miami resident should have a will. If you are a personal representative of a Miami estate, you may find our Miami personal representative guide helpful.

If you are looking for a Miami, Florida estate attorney, call the Law Offices of Albert Gurevich at (786) 522-1411.