Estate administration, also commonly known as probate, is the court-supervised process of settling a decedent's estate, i.e., collecting their assets, paying off their debts, distributing their assets, etc. It can be very complicated due to the many statutory requirements.
If you need help administering an estate or transferring property out of a decedent's name contact the Rentz Law Firm.
As stated above, probate is a court-supervised process. It is heavily statutorily regulated and has many statutory deadlines and requirements that must be met. Probate from the very outset is a difficult maze. Often times people are faced with the challenges of probate during a difficult period of mourning, and unfortunately that does not change the rules.
The challenges of probate dictate that you need an experienced guide to navigate you through the process.
Florida law offers two types of probate administration: formal administration and summary administration. Formal administration is the more involved route that involves having a personal representative appointed who will be responsible for administering the estate and meeting all of the requirements.
Summary administration, as the name entails, is a shorter, less involved route. However, summary administration is only available to limited estates based upon the total value of the estate or the date of the decedent's death.
We specialize in estate administration. Our goal is to handle your administration as efficiently as possible. We will personally walk you through the decision of which route of administration to take, and ensure that you meet all statutory requirements.