My question involves estate proceedings in the state of: Florda
My friend's husband just passed away. They are both Fl. residents. They recently sold their home, net proceeds of $350K, and he entered into a construction contract to build another home here in Fl.
He entered the contract w/ title in his name only. His will is on the docket for probate, but not finalized. Is she, by Florida's survivorship/dower rights, entitled to the new home under construction.
He has two daughters by prior marriage, and has named them as co-benificiaries in an irrevocable trust. Does my friend have to file for her right in probate, or does she lose her equity from the sale of the previous sale, and/or the benefit of the value in the new home ?