Juan C. Antunez, in his Florida Probate Litigation Blog, discusses In Re: Estate of John E. Robinson, — So.3d —-, 2020 WL 697795 (Fla. 3d DCA February 12, 2020). That cases discusses the rule in Florida whereby, if a man dies intestate, any children he had while married are automatically considered his heirs, and entitled to a share of his estate as determined by F.S. 732.103. Not so for out-of-wedlock children. If those heirs want to claim a share of their father’s estate, and anyone objects, they’re required to prosecute a paternity claim.
To see full article, click the following: Are Florida’s courtroom doors closed to older Floridians seeking to establish paternity in probate proceedings, but wide open for younger adults? | Florida Probate & Trust Litigation Blog
Posted by Lewis J. Saret, Co-General Editor, Wealth Strategies Journal.