22Aug, 2021

What Happens if There is Sibling Rivalry in Probate

August 22nd, 2021|Probate|

Sibling rivalry in probate.The aftermath of losing a loved one is never easy. In-fighting and disputes between family members and surviving loved ones of the deceased can make matters feel even more complicated. Tensions often run high when property and other assets are at stake. Thus, distributing the assets of a loved one can sometimes result in disputes between the deceased’s family members. So, what happens if […]

22Feb, 2021

Does Florida Have a Minimum Amount Needed for Probate?

February 22nd, 2021|Probate|

Probate in a law firm.When someone passes away, regardless of whether they have a will, their estate will generally need to go through the Florida probate process before the court distributes any estate assets. Probate is the legal process in which the court formally recognizes a person’s passing, validates their will (if they have one), appoints a personal representative, oversees the payment […]

5Dec, 2020

How to Determine Where to Open a Probate Estate

December 5th, 2020|Probate|

last-will-and-probateWhen a loved one dies, the court must first probate their estate before any estate assets will be distributed. Probate is the process by which the court formally recognizes a person’s death, validates their will, appoints an executor, and eventually distributes the estate assets according to the will’s terms.

If you recently had a close loved one pass away, you will likely have many questions regarding […]

15Nov, 2020

How Can I Find Out If Probate Has Been Granted?

November 15th, 2020|Probate|

Losing a loved one is always a very challenging and emotional time. Grieving family members are dealing with their feelings of loss, and may not initially be thinking about what will happen with their family member’s assets. However, it is essential to stay on top of what is happening with the deceased’s estate. Probate matters are public record. In many cases, family members can […]

5Aug, 2020

What Happens If You Don’t Probate a Will?

August 5th, 2020|Probate|

Probate stamp used in a trial court.When a loved one passes away, there are certain legal steps that need to be taken in order to administer his or her final affairs. If your loved one left behind a will, one of these steps will be to have the terms of his or her will executed through the probate process.

The probate process is fundamental to estate administration […]