22Feb, 2022

What Are The Common Probate Questions in Florida?

February 22nd, 2022|Probate|

A client asking the common probate questions in Florida.After a loved one dies, you may be wondering about probate. What is it? Do you need to do it? Who can help you? These common probate questions might leave you feeling overwhelmed during your time of grief.

We’ve compiled a list of common Florida probate questions and answers to help you understand the legal process ahead.

Florida Probate Common Questions

What […]

22Dec, 2021

Common Misconceptions About Florida Probate

December 22nd, 2021|Probate|

A probate case of an elderly woman in Florida.There are plenty of probate misconceptions in Florida. Whether you’re the executor or beneficiary of an estate, you should know what’s true and false about Florida probate.

What Is Probate?

Probate is the legal process of handling someone’s estate after their death. It involves:

  • Proving the validity of a will, if one exists;
  • Identifying assets;
  • Notifying creditors;
  • Paying debts; and
  • Distributing […]
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 […]