Florida Probate Attorney

Experience You Can Trust

Florida Probate Attorney

Experience You Can Trust

Florida Probate Attorney

Experience You Can Trust

Florida Probate Attorney

We Serve Families in All 67 Counties in the State of Florida

What is Probate?

When we lose a loved one unexpectedly, the challenges left behind can be overwhelming. In some cases, it may be necessary to navigate complicated probate procedures that could take months or years to settle estate financial matters and finalize the disbursement of remaining assets to heirs. When you choose to work with the Legacy Law Firm, you can rest assured that we will be by your side throughout the Florida probate process and ensure it is completed as efficiently as possible.

Probate Administration is the legal process of administering a deceased person’s estate. The probate process serves to wrap up their affairs after satisfying any outstanding debts. If the decedent created a valid will during their lifetime, then the estate will get administered following the terms of their will. If the decedent did not have a valid will during their lifetime, then Florida law (intestacy statutes) will determine who the proper beneficiaries are and what share of the estate they are entitled to receive.

How long it takes for a Florida probate proceeding to complete is hard to predict, but there are a few factors that can help us determine this timeframe, including:

What Types of Probate are Available in Florida?

Florida probate is a process supervised by the court. It not only determines how an estate should be disbursed but will ensure this is done so fairly according to a will or Florida intestacy laws. Florida law requires all wills and estates of those who die intestate (without a will) to go through this process. The court will require a review of any available will to determine if it meets the legal requirements to be valid.

There are two primary forms of probate in Florida:

Formal Administration

This type refers to a typical probate process that provides administration for most Florida estates but only applies to those valued at more than $75,000.

Summary Administration

For estates with a value of $75,000 or less, this is a more streamlined probate process that may be quicker to complete.

In addition to these is a less common proceeding that does not require court supervision. Called a “Disposition of Personal Property Without Administration,” this is only available under limited circumstances. No matter which form of probate an estate must undergo, The Legacy Law Firm has the experience to make any of these processes less burdensome as possible.

Overview of the Probate Process

Below is a brief overview of the steps of how the probate court process works in Florida, but your experience will depend on the type of assets needing distribution and if there is a valid will in place or not.

Let Us Handle The Legal Work.

Administering the estate of a family member can be time-consuming, costly, and emotionally draining. This time is understandably difficult in your life and one that should be spent grieving the loss of a loved one, not spent handling the legal details of administering an estate. Our experienced probate attorney regularly represents clients who serve in a fiduciary capacity, such as executors (a/k/a personal representative), administrators, and guardians.

The Legacy Law Firm assists with uncontested Summary Administration, uncontested Formal Administration, or helps you determine if your family member’s estate qualifies for distribution without administration. Having the right representation and counsel can prevent complications from arising, such as undue delay or unnecessary stress. We are here to help you every step of the way. Call (954) 999-9683 today to schedule a consultation.

 

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