January 14, 2022
WHEN DO I NEED AN ATTORNEY FOR PROBATE ADMINISTRATION?
A Frequently Asked Question!
Florida law requires an attorney for all Probate Administration. However, not all estates need to go through Probate Administration.
Probate Administration only applies to probate assets.
Some examples of probate assets:
- a bank account in the sole name of a decedent/with no beneficiary
- a life insurance policy, annuity, or IRA payable to a decedent/with no beneficiary
- Real estate that is not homestead (also depends on how it is titled)
Florida Probate Law is robust and the process of Administering an estate is very involved. It also takes time and happens while folks are grieving.
Things to keep in mind:
Choosing an attorney with both experience and understanding of the law is very important. Having a compassionate staff and a streamlined process are also good clues you are in the right place.
Our firm does not handle Probate litigation, but if you have any questions about Probate Administration, please send us a message or call our office.