Juan C. Antunez: Are Florida’s courtroom doors closed to older Floridians seeking to establish paternity in probate proceedings, but wide open for younger adults?

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..

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