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Will and Trusts Law

Can I specify that certain people, like a brother or sister, should never receive any of my property?

Yes, this is called disinheriting a person. In the state of Florida you are free to disinherit virtually anyone you wish, with the exception of possibly a surviving spouse or a minor child. In Florida, a parent has a legal duty to support a minor child until they become an adult. Also, in Florida, a surviving spouse has the option to elect against the will and take a statutory provided percentage of the decedent’s estate, if they feel that that percentage is more beneficial to them. So in effect, you can disinherit virtually anyone other than a surviving spouse or a minor child.