Legal definition of distributee
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A distributee is a person entitled to take or share in the property of a decedent under a will or the statutes governing descent and distribution (NY EPTL, § 1-2.5)

After a person dies without a Will (intestate) a letters of Administration are sent to a distributee by Probate Court.

The following categories share in distribution of property: spouse and children; if no children left - a spouse; if there are children and no spouse - the children and grandchildren; if no spose, no kids - the parents; if no parents, no spouse, no kids - then brothers, sisters and their children.
Source: FLorida Probate Code. website
A person appointed to enforce a trust created for the care of an animal or another noncharitable purpose. (FL Probate Code)
Source: FLorida Probate Code. website
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