Category Archives: Probate

Florida Probate Attorney’s Fees

So a loved one has died and you’ve been advised that it’s now necessary to open a probate administration in Florida. One of the first things you will need to do is hire a Florida Probate Attorney to assist you. All Personal Representatives in Florida Probate cases, are required to have an attorney represent them in those proceedings. Unfortunately, experienced Florida Probate Attorneys aren’t free, so how do you determine what are reasonable Florida probate attorney's fees? Florida Staute 733.6171 sets forth the requirements for determining the compensation of an attorney for...
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Broward County Probate

Broward County is home to the 17th Judicial Circuit Court. The Broward County Probate Division handles all matters relating to: -  Determinations of incapacity for individuals over the age of 18 - Appointment of guardian advocates for developmentally disabled adults - Estates (disposition without administration, summary administration and formal administration) - Guardianships - Trusts - Mental Health (Baker Act) - Substance Abuse (Marchman Act) Here is some useful contact information for various Probate Judges in Broward County: Hon. Kenneth Gillespie                       Hon. Charles Greene                  ...
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Probate, explained quite simply, is the legal process by which the Court oversees the appointment of a personal representative who is responsible for gathering the deceased person’s assets and distributing them to pay creditors and administration expenses before final distribution to the beneficiaries or heirs. (See What is Probate?) Contrary to popular belief, however, not all Florida estates require probate. Generally, if a person dies owning property in his or her individual name alone, then probate...

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