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My mothers best friend left her $20,000 in her will. My mothers

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My mother's best friend left her $20,000 in her will. My mother's death preceded her friends. Her attorney told me that the money does not pass down to me because thats the law in Florida (both of their residents). I have no surviving brothers or sisters. What puzzles me is that my mother left her daughter $20,000 whose death preceded my mothers. After my mother died, and her estate was being settled, my nephews put in a claim for that $20,000. My mother's atty (whom never spoke, returned, or took my calls), told my Uncle (executer) that we were on the hook for the 20 and it was paid. What is the law in Florida? I know that it doesn't matter but my mother had no intention of those kids whom are 40 years younger than me and their father is a multimillionaire in Palo Alto of receiving any money. Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Estate Law
Expert:  Infolawyer replied 9 months ago.

Infolawyer :

Hello and thank you for the question. I am sorry to read of this dilemma.

Infolawyer :

I do not see basis for payment of the claim unless the will specifically directed it

Infolawyer :

was the will not followed?

Customer:

What is the law in Fla regarding monies going to next of kin?

Infolawyer :

It goes to next of kin absent will

Infolawyer :

or where beneficiary under the will has passed

Infolawyer :

would pass to the children of beneficiary

Customer:

thanks so much

Infolawyer :

very welcome

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