Not having a Will could exclude your loved ones from receiving a portion of your estate. While it's in most everyone's best interest to establish an estate plan for their family and loved ones, the need may be especially strong in some instances.
Do heirs and beneficiaries have rights if there is no valid Will when someone passes away while residing in Florida? When a resident of Florida dies, assets are disbursed according to Florida law. Estate administration is generally filed in the county where the person resided at the time of death. By signing a valid Will, the process of transferring assets to intended beneficiaries goes very smoothly. An estate planning attorney may also offer to store your Will for safekeeping in a fire-proof vault in his/her office for added peace of mind.