In today’s day and age, a large amount of families consist of a stepparent, stepchildren, and/or half-siblings, commonly referred to as a blended family. Proper estate planning becomes especially important if you are a part of a blended family in order to ensure that all of your estate is distributed as you desire. Under Florida’s intestate inheritance law, stepchildren do not have the same inheritance rights as naturally born or legally adopted children do and the wording of the will also must be specific to include stepchildren. Simply listing that your estate pass to “your children” can leave a stepchild out of the inheritance.