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- How Estate Executors Can Successfully Navigate the Florida Probate Process
If you have been named the executor (a/k/a personal representative) of an estate, you will probably have some questions about your exact duties and responsibilities when it comes to Florida probate.
- Understanding the Process of Probate in Florida: What You Need to Know
According to the Florida Bar Association, probate is a court-supervised process of finding and collecting the assets of a deceased person (called the decedent), paying the decedent’s debts, and distributing the remainder of the assets to the decedent’s beneficiaries
- A Living Trust, Just What Is That?
Many probate and estate planning attorneys act as if everyone should have a trust yet most Americans don’t even have a simple hand written will. Given that trusts can easily cost thousands of dollars in legal fees, it’s a big purchase that shouldn’t be taken lightly, consider the consequences if you do not have a proper trust:
- Common Misconceptions about Probate
The number one misconception people have about probate is that having a will means no probate; all wills go to probate, whether it was a handwritten or typed, primarily because only the judge can sign over the assets to the beneficiaries.
- How Do You Know if Your Probate Attorney Is Qualified?
What Should I Ask an Attorney that Handles Probate and Estate Planning? Ask about their experience; ask them how many probates have they handled in the last 10 years, and ask if they’ve been sued for one.
- Elder Law and Estate Planning
Today it's more important than every before to plan your estates. People are living longer and thus acquiring more assets, it is imperative that you protect those assets.
- Understanding and Defending a Will in California
Probate is a division of the Superior Court of the State of California. The Probate court has jurisdiction over what are deemed “legally incompetent parties”, generally that includes deceased, disabled, and incapacitated persons. The responsibility of the Probate court is to protect these individuals and their assets.
- Enhanced Life Estate Deeds in Florida
Enhanced life estate deeds, commonly known as “Lady Bird Deeds” provide a legal mechanism for property to pass automatically to a person or group of people without going through Florida probate.
- What Is Ancillary Probate?
Ancillary probate is a mechanism of having two probate proceedings going on at the same time in different states. Whether a person’s estate will be subject to ancillary probate depends on the status of the property he or she owns and state law.
- What is Florida Probate?
Florida Probate Guide - a discussion of the different types of probate options in Florida.