There are two types of probate in Florida: summary administration and formal administration. Summary administration is sometimes used for small estates (worth less than $75,000) and/or if the person has been dead for more than two years. However, formal administration can be initiated for any estate. It requires more direction from the court than summary administration. In Florida, formal probate follows a defined process.
A lawyer is required in Florida in nearly all probate cases. Even in cases where an attorney isn’t required by law, it’s highly recommended. Florida’s probate laws are complicated and have strict requirements that must be followed. A Florida probate attorney will understand the requirements and help to ensure that all laws are followed.
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