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Q: Do you have to file a will in Fl? Everything is left to the husband/wife. House & car is paid off.

Does probate need to get involved!?

Jody  Strauss
Jody Strauss
answered on Mar 23, 2022

It really depends on how assets are titled. As an example, if the husband and wife co-own the house as Tenants-by-the-Entirety OR Joint Tenants with Rights of Survivorship, then when one passes away, title automatically passes to the surviving spouse (i.e. no need to probate the house).

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