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Q: If a will reads that proceeds initially go to surviving spouse (in Florida) and then, upon death of surviving spouse,

they are 2 be split between 4 children (2 from each spouse) can the surviving spouse legally transfer all funds to one of the children while the surviving spouse is still living?

Marc J. Soss
Marc J. Soss answered on Dec 3, 2019

To answer your question I need to make several assumptions (never a good thing), however, assuming the surviving spouse inherits the probate assets without any restrictions, they are free to dispose of them during their lifetime as they choose. That can include distributing them to just one... Read more »

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