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Are you currently facing the complexities involved with probate in Florida? Wondering what Probate in Florida really means and what it entails? Our attorneys specialize in providing comprehensive and detailed probate services tailored to meet your unique needs.

With years of experience navigating the intricacies of Florida probate law, we are here to guide you through every step of the process with confidence and clarity. Whether you're an executor, heir, or simply seeking information, we're here to provide invaluable insights to help navigate the Florida probate process with confidence.

What is Florida Probate?

Florida probate is the legal process through which a deceased person's assets are administered and distributed to their beneficiaries or heirs. The probate process involves validating and admitting the decedent's will (if one exists), identifying, gathering, and appraising their assets, paying debts and taxes (if any), and distributing the remaining assets according to Florida law or per the terms of the decedent's will.

Key Aspects to Florida Probate

  • Probate Administration: The court oversees the appointment of a personal representative to manage and oversee the estate. This individual is responsible for carrying out the decedent's wishes, paying creditors, and distributing assets to beneficiaries.
  • Types of Probate: Florida has two main types of probate administration. The first is a formal administration this is best suited for estates exceeding $75,000 in value, therefore requiring a lengthier administration process. The second is a summary administration for smaller estates that do not exceed $75,000 in value, or when the decedent passed away more than 2 years ago. If necessary Florida probate also provides for ancillary administrations for out-of-state residents with Florida property.
  • Testate v. Intestate Succession: In cases where the decedent dies without a valid will (intestate), Florida's intestacy laws dictate how assets are distributed among surviving family members otherwise known as heirs or beneficiaries. Testate estates are those in which the decedent died having executed a will. Those estates will be distributed according to the directions and requests made in their will. 
  • Homestead Protections: Florida law provides special protections for the decedent's primary residence, known as homestead property, which may impact the probate process.

Our Services and How We Can Help You Today!

As experienced probate attorneys, we understand the complexities of Florida probate law and are here to guide you through every step of the process. From initial estate administration to final asset distribution, we provide expert legal advice and representation along with personalized support to ensure a smooth and efficient probate experience.

Our Services:

  • Probate Administration: We assist executors and personal representatives in fulfilling their duties, ensuring the efficient distribution of assets and resolution of estate matters.
  • Probate Litigation: In cases of contested wills, disputes over asset distribution, or challenges to the validity of estate documents, our skilled litigators advocate fiercely for your rights and interests.

Soto-Ortega & Rosso Law Is Here for You

At Soto-Ortega & Rosso Law, we focus on Probate, Guardianship, and Estate Planning. We are here to listen to you and help you navigate the legal system.

Contact Us Today

Soto-Ortega & Rosso Law is committed to answering your questions about Probate, Guardianship, and Estate Planning issues in Florida. We offer free initial consultations and we'll gladly discuss your case with you at your convenience. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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