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5 Important Facts to Know About Florida Probate Law

5 Important Facts to Know About Florida Probate Law

The loss of a loved one is always difficult. Often there is an overwhelming feeling of grief, and many people find it hard to focus on probating the person’s assets. Our Florida probate attorney can help with your probate administration wherever it is filed in Florida. When you’re ready, call THE LAW OFFICE OF GARY

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When Does It Pay to Wait to Probate in FL | 954-419-5501

When Does It Pay to Wait to Probate

In Florida, as in many other states, you can begin probate for a deceased relative or friend as soon as the person passes away. Often, there are sound reasons for starting the probate as soon as several days or weeks. But sometimes, it is smarter to wait. Starting early means the estate can begin the

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Common Probate Problems

In the ideal world, when a loved one passes away, you’d deposit his or her valid will with the court and sail through probate—which would end with all assets quickly distributed according to the person’s wishes. But problems sometimes creep into the process, adding unexpected issues and delays. Here are some common monkey wrenches that

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What are the Responsibilities of a Personal Representative?

Other states call them “executors” (or, ridiculously, for women, “executrix”), but in Florida, they’re known as personal representatives (PR). That’s the person who, in a formal probate administration proceeding is charged by the court with satisfying the steps needed to distribute a deceased person’s assets. The duties of a personal representative are carried out in

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My Parent Died Without a Will. What Should I Do? | Coral Springs, FL

“My Parent Died Without a Will. What Should I Do?”

The legal word is “intestate”–which means a person has passed away without leaving a valid will. Florida probate law is very specific about how property and money are passed to living heirs when there is no will. (And it doesn’t always correspond with what you know your parent would want, which is why I encourage

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Is It Necessary to Try to Avoid Probate?

Clients sometimes come to me hoping to set up their estate in a way that will avoid probate after their death. Occasionally, especially if they have limited assets, this can easily be done, such as by created a ladybird deed for a home that adds another person to the deed. Often, though, especially with more

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How To Contest A Will In The State of Florida

While it’s hard to get a probate judge to overturn a will (or a portion of a will) in the state of Florida, it is possible. You have to provide enough evidence to prove your case, and you must launch a challenge before the probate proceeding is completed (in the first 3 months of being

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  Question: I am selling my house “as is.” The buyers hired an inspector who found all kinds of needed repairs. Do I have to make them? Answer: A typical “as is” contract gives buyers the right to hire an inspector who must perform his inspection within a certain number of days from the contract’s signing.

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