Can I leave my property to anyone I choose?
There are certain assets that you can leave to anyone you choose. However, if you have a spouse, the spouse has the right to elect against your will if you don’t leave them at least 30% of your assets, unless you have a prenuptial agreement, or a postnuptial agreement in place. Otherwise, you can leave assets to anyone. There is one exception in the state of Florida as well, and that exception is your homestead. If you’re married, you cannot leave your homestead to anybody but your spouse, or if you have minor children, then you cannot leave it to anybody, but it’s going to be inherited by your minor children if you’re not survived by a spouse. There are certain exception, but otherwise yes, generally you can leave assets to anyone you want.