- Probate is necessary to pass ownership of the decedent’s probate assets to the decedent’s beneficiaries.
- If the decedent left a valid will, unless the will is admitted to probate in the court, it will be ineffective to pass ownership of probate assets to the decedent’s beneficiaries.
- If the decedent had no will, probate is necessary to pass ownership of the decedent’s probate assets to those who are to receive them under Florida law.
- Probate is also necessary to wind up the decedent’s financial affairs. (Administration of the decedent’s estate ensures that the decedent’s creditors are paid if certain procedures are correctly followed.)
Formal Administration of an Estate in Florida can be tedious, with several requirements for filings, filing timelines, Notices to Creditors and due process steps that must be followed. The process can lengthy, sometimes averaging 6-12 months in duration depending on the complexity of the Estate. We take great pride in our ability to assist and advise the Personal Representative so that he or she can navigate the probate process seamlessly, and avoid the numerous pitfalls and complications that are not readily apparent to the untrained eye or those without previous experience in the practice of Probate Administration.
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