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The 2019 Florida Statutes

Title XLII
ESTATES AND TRUSTS
Chapter 733
PROBATE CODE: ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES
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F.S. 733.810
733.810 Distribution in kind; valuation.
(1) Assets shall be distributed in kind unless:
(a) A general power of sale is conferred;
(b) A contrary intention is indicated by the will or trust; or
(c) Disposition is made otherwise under the provisions of this code.
(2) Any pecuniary devise, family allowance, or other pecuniary share of the estate or trust may be satisfied in kind if:
(a) The person entitled to payment has not demanded cash;
(b) The property is distributed at fair market value as of its distribution date; and
(c) No residuary devisee has requested that the asset remain a part of the residuary estate.
(3) When not practicable to distribute undivided interests in a residuary asset, the asset may be sold.
(4) When the fiduciary under a will or trust is required, or has an option, to satisfy a pecuniary devise or transfer in trust, to or for the benefit of the surviving spouse, with an in-kind distribution, at values as finally determined for federal estate tax purposes, the fiduciary shall, unless the governing instrument otherwise provides, satisfy the devise or transfer in trust by distribution of assets, including cash, fairly representative of the appreciated or depreciated value of all property available for that distribution, taking into consideration any gains and losses realized from a prior sale of any property not devised specifically, generally, or demonstratively.
(5) A personal representative or a trustee is authorized to distribute any distributable assets, non-pro rata among the beneficiaries subject to the fiduciary‚Äôs duty of impartiality.
History.s. 1, ch. 74-106; s. 92, ch. 75-220; s. 40, ch. 77-87; s. 160, ch. 2001-226.
Note.Created from former s. 734.031.