In Florida how would a widow with a life estate and the remainderman sell the house in which she has the life estate?
In the case of a conventional life estate the life estate holder and the remainderman must both execute the deed if they agree to sell the property.
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In a way, yes - jointly held things like bank accounts are still part of the husband's estate, so yes, this can be used to pay off the husband's debts. The widow won't have to pay out of pocket with anything she had sole ownership of, like her own personal bank account. But anything that was shared, shares debt too.
Generally, the man's estate must be probated at a considerable expense and the property will pass to the widow according to the state laws of intestacy after his debts have been paid. The widow may receive all or part depending on state laws. You can check the laws in your state at the related question link.
If there is a divorce in progess for the deceased and a child is appointed executor of the estate who has more rights the widow or executor?
The executor is the person who has the power and obligation to carry out the provisions in the will and perform all the duties necessary to settle the estate. The widow has no rights in that aspect of the estate. If the divorce decree was not yet entered at the time of death the widow will inherit according to the provisions in the will. In most states she can claim a statutory share if she…