Coral Springs Summary Administration Attorneys

September 17, 2018

Understanding Probate: A Beginner’s Guide

Many peoples’ first experience with the probate process comes during the extremely difficult time following the death of a loved one. Having a basic understanding of the process can help to alleviate some of the stress and pain you’re feeling, and a qualified probate attorney in your area is always the best source of information. Here is some basic information to get you started…

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September 3, 2019

The Fiduciary Duty of an Executor During Probate

The executor of a will, also known as the personal representative, has certain responsibilities during the probate process. The individual drafting a will is the person who names the executor. The executor’s most important duty is to ensure that a decedent’s will is administered properly and that assets are distributed in accordance with the will’s terms.

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October 7, 2019

Do I Need a Probate Lawyer?

The answer to this question, in almost all cases, is yes.  You may be able to get around hiring a Florida Probate Lawyer  if the decedent died leaving behind a very small estate without real property and this small estate qualifies for what is called disposition without administration.  Yet, even if you do qualify for this type of […]

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October 15, 2019

3 Common Estate Planning Myths

For many, the idea of discussing estate planning is emotional and the process may seem difficult.  This is understandable since making the decision to move forward with planning requires us to face the fact that we will not live forever.  Our own mortality tends to lead to many individuals avoiding the topic all together and […]

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November 1, 2019

Estate Planning Basics

Estate planning is not a one-size-fits-all endeavor.  When executed properly, an estate plan should be a customized plan designed to best protect you and your loved ones. While each estate plan should be tailored to fit your specific needs and goals, every estate plans should include some or all of the following: Will: A will […]

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November 19, 2019

How Long Does Summary Administration Take in Florida?

Some estates in Florida do not have to go through the formal probate process. Instead, they can go through a simplified process called summary administration. If an estate qualifies, you might wonder how long the process will take. The answer will depend on your specific circumstances, but generally speaking, summary administration takes about three to […]

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January 8, 2020


WHAT IS PROBATE? Probate is a court process where a Judge is involved in determining what the decedent owned at their death, who the proper beneficiaries are that stand to inherit the decedent’s assets and getting these assets from the decedent’s estate to these beneficiaries. This is a simplified definition and unfortunately the probate process […]

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January 15, 2020


The top 3 reasons most clients wish to avoid probate are: It is time consuming.  The probate process can take anywhere from 6 to 12 months. This means that during that time your beneficiaries are unable to receive their inheritance. Instead the assets held in the estate are subject to potential creditor claims and will […]

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March 24, 2020

Do I Need a Lawyer for Probate?

Not to sound like a lawyer but…it depends. In some instances, your case my qualify for what is called disposition without administration.  You can learn more here to see if you qualify.  If you qualify for disposition without administration then you will not need a lawyer but, instead, need to contact the clerk in the […]

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May 27, 2020

What is Florida Probate and Why Should I Avoid It?

People unfamiliar with estate planning or probate may think that the easiest way to settle their estate is to avoid making a will or to make a simple will while avoiding the seemingly more complicated issue of creating trusts. However, many people don’t realize the drawbacks of allowing their estate to go through probate and […]

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