I recently was posed the following question:
My step father recently passed. I have been caring for him for 22 years. He does not have any other living children. As a step daughter the policy states i have to be blood relative. there is no will. When I went to the court house to put in papers to get appointed they said I cant because I am a step daughter. How do i apply to be an executor as a step daughter in florida?
Unfortunately for this person, there is nothing she can do. Her father failed to name her as a beneficiary on his insurance policy. Likewise, he failed to draft a will, naming her as an heir. As a result, she will not inherit any part of his estate because Florida does not define “child” to include stepchildren.