Probate is a court process for identifying and gathering the assets of a deceased person, which handles the paying the deceased’s debts, and distributing the deceased’s assets to his or her beneficiaries. The assets are used first to pay the cost of the probate proceeding, then are used to pay the outstanding debts, and the remainder is distributed to the s beneficiaries.
There are two types of probate administration under Florida law: formal administration and summary administration. Summary administration is for estates having a value of under $75,000.
There are additional considerations in filing a probate if the estate involves homestead property and minor children and if the deceased died with or without a proper will.
We can assist you and your family in probating the estate in an efficient and cost effective manner. Uncomplicated small estates can be filed and completed in less than thirty (30) days. Many of our probates are handled on a flat fee basis.