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Thank you for using Just Answer. I am a licensed Florida attorney and look forward to assisting you.In 1975, Florida abolished dower and courtesy and instead gave surviving spouse’s the right to an “elective share” of the decedent’s estate. Florida’s Elective Share laws can be found within the Florida Probate Code at Florida Statute §732.201 through §732.2155.The elective share is an amount equal to 30% of the elective estate. Fla.Stat. §732.2065. Florida Statute §732.2035 sets forth which property enters into the elective estate, which includes:
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