What is Probate?

In short, probate is the legal process that distributes your property after you pass away. If you executed a last will and testament, your property will be distributed according to your wishes. If you do not have a will, your property will be distributed per Florida’s intestacy laws found in Chapter 732 of the Florida Probate Code.

A Florida court supervises the probate process. During the probate process, the decedent’s assets are identified and gathered, the decedent’s debts are paid, and assets are distributed to the decedent’s beneficiaries.

The Florida Probate Code is found in Chapters 731 through 735 of the Florida Statutes, and the rules governing Florida probate proceedings are found in the Florida Probate Rules, Part I and Part II (Rules 5.010-5.530).

Our law firm represents clients in probate administration proceedings throughout the state of Florida. Please call (407) 862-9449, email abigail@edelsteinlawoffice.com, or complete our contact form to speak to attorney Edelstein if you have any questions or would like to schedule a free consultation.

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