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Can A Spouse Waive Their Right To An Elective Share Of The Other Spouse’s Estate?

By Mark R. Manceri, P.A. |

If you are married, Florida law does not permit you to unilaterally disinherit your spouse. A surviving spouse may claim an “elective share” of your estate regardless of the terms of your will or trust. The elective share is 30 percent of your estate, as calculated pursuant to Florida law. The surviving spouse must… Read More »

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What is the Elective Share in Florida Probate Law?

By Mark R. Manceri, P.A. |

If you prepare your Florida estate planning documents on your own, you may assume that any property and assets you own are yours to do with as you want. That means leaving assets to whoever you wish to and deciding who does and does not inherit something. While this is essentially true, it’s not… Read More »

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