Probate

Probate Lawyer in Jacksonville

Probate administration is the process of transferring the decedent’s probate assets to his or her heirs according to the decedent’s Will or if there was no Will, then according to Florida’s intestate (dying without a Will) succession statutes. Part of the probate process includes filing the decedent’s Last Will & Testament if there is one. The process may take anywhere from a few months to over a year or even longer if there are unresolved matters or ongoing litigation such as a Will contest for example. 

Leggett Law Offices will review how the assets are titled and any beneficiary designations to determine what steps are necessary to transfer the asset to the beneficiary and the necessary probate steps. Proper handling of the decedent’s creditors is also an important part of the probate process.   Florida allows for a few different types of probate which include a Formal Administration or a Summary Administration process when the estate does not exceed $75,000, less the value of exempt property, or when the decedent has been dead for more than 2 years. Determination of exempt property from the claims of creditors is another important part.

Leggett Law Offices can help guide the client through the probate process whether as a beneficiary or as the Personal Representative/Executor. Every personal representative, unless the personal representative is the only interested person in the case, must be represented by an attorney admitted to practice in Florida.   

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