What happens if we cannot find a will?
If you can’t find a will, the estate will pass intestate. This simply means that the assets will be distributed to people that the State of Florida has selected as your beneficiaries. Typically, 100% of the assets will go to the surviving spouse, unless it is a non-nuclear family and there’s multiple sets of children. Then the surviving spouse gets 50% of the estate and the rest of the money is divided among the surviving children.