21Aug, 2017

3 Experts You May Need to Consult During Probate

August 21st, 2017|Probate Proceedings|

Probate administrationAfter the death of somebody close to you, the last thing you want to think about are the legal issues that can arise when dealing with a will. Emotions are high, people are grieving, and it feels as though the whole world should stop.

The reality, unfortunately, is that a person’s will needs to handled through the proper channels and in a timely manner after his or […]

17Jul, 2017

Is Probate Court Right for Your Estate?

July 17th, 2017|Probate Proceedings|

Estate Planning Attorneys Assisting Jacksonville Families with Probate Matters

Probate CourtProbate court dramatically affects how your estate is handled after death. It can also be the difference from a quick and easy settlement to a drawn out, costly legal process.

Probate court, however, has received a bad reputation when it really should not. While it can be a bad experience for some, other estates go through probate without […]

19Jun, 2017

What is Probate Court and When Does an Estate Go Through it?

June 19th, 2017|Probate Proceedings|

Florida Estate Planning Attorneys Assisting Families with Probate Court Matters

wealth preservationProbate in the state of Florida is different from other states. In Florida, an estate goes through probate with and without a will. Furthermore, probate proceedings are broken into two categories. Some estates, depending on value, might qualify for the streamlined process known as summary administration.

The Formal Administration Process (Regular Probate Court)

An estate with higher value […]

16Nov, 2016

What is the Probate Process in Florida?

November 16th, 2016|Probate Proceedings|

Estate Planning Attorneys Helping Florida Families with the Probate Process

HourglassEven with a last will, your estate will go through probate. Florida law requires that anyone with a will must file it with the courts 10 days within death.

Not All Assets Pass Through Probate in Florida

A surprising number of assets can pass over to their beneficiaries without requiring the probate court judge’s approval. These assets can include:

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26Feb, 2016

When Are Curators Appointed in FL Probate Proceedings?

February 26th, 2016|Probate Proceedings|

Florida Probate Lawyers - Beller & Bustamante, P.L.When an individual dies with or without a will (referred to in legal terminology as a “decedent”), someone must be appointed to administer the decedent’s estate. In a typical case, this person is known as a “personal representative.” The personal representative will either be named in the decedent’s will; or, if there is no will (or if the will is […]