Florida Formal Administration
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HELPING YOU NAVIGATE THE PROBATE PROCESS IN FLORIDA COURT
When a loved one passes away, there is a lot to think about. Not only do you have emotional grief and loss, but close family members must also arrange the funeral, burial, and other immediate proceedings. After all of this, you then have to think about the decedent’s estate – specifically, submitting the will to the probate court and dealing with an estate administration.
Some estates are eligible for a shorter and simpler version of probate called summary administration. However, if the decedent has not been deceased for two years or if the estate is worth more than $75,000, it is likely you will need to go through a formal administration. You should seek help from an experienced Florida probate attorney as soon as possible. Our team works with executor or personal representative to guide them through this often complex and stressful process.
A Simplified Overview of the Probate Process
If no valid will existed, the property in the estate will be distributed in accordance with Florida intestate laws. If there is a will, it should instruct how the estate property should be distributed after debts are settled.
Role of the Personal Representative
The personal representative will have many different duties during the probate process. Some of these may include: