Do all wills in Florida have to go through probate?
The simple answer is that you do not have to probate a will in Florida. There is no requirement under Florida law that anyone is required to probate a will. The real question, however, is whether, under the circumstances, the will should be probated.
Do all wills go through probate in Florida?
– All estates do not go through probate in Florida. If a person passes away without a will or trust and has assets in their name ONLY, then probate is required to distribute property and monies. However, without a will or trust all assets must pass through probate court if no beneficiary or joint owner is named.
Is there a inheritance tax in Florida?
The good news is Florida does not have a separate state inheritance tax. Even further, heirs and beneficiaries in Florida do not pay income tax on any monies received from an estate because inherited property does not count as income for Federal income tax purposes (and Florida does not have a separate income tax).