Can my Will supercedee legal marital rights to property if I would die before my divorce is final?

I am married and my spouse says they filed for divorce. I want to write a Will and give everything to my daughter. How can I b certain that my daughter will get everything?

Asked on November 13, 2012 under Estate Planning, Pennsylvania

Answers:

Catherine Blackburn / Blackburn Law Firm

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

In Florida, spouses have inheritance rights so long as the couple is married.  Only after the divorce is final can a spouse (now an ex-spouse) completely disinherit the other spouse.

Since divorces often take a long time, I suggest you consult an estate lawyer in your area to find out what you can do to maximize your daughter's inheritance right now.


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