A Will is a very important and powerful legal document which dictates what happens to your property after you pass away. The property you own at death is called your estate. Without a will, your estate will be distributed to your heirs, according to Florida Statutes Chapter 732.
There is a misconception that when you die without a will, the state or government automatically receives your property. This is not necessarily true. However, this could become the case if there are absolutely no heirs to take your property. If you have property that you wish certain people to receive upon your death, such as wife, children, family, or friends, it is important to have a Will.
If you do decide to create a Will, it is important to have the help of an estate planning attorney. If a Will is improperly executed, it might not be accepted by the court and your estate would be distributed as if you did not have a one.