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How to Choose a Trustee

When you establish a trust, you name someone to be the trustee. A trustee does what you do right now with your financial affairs—collect income, pay bills and taxes, save and invest for the future, buy and sell property, provide...

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Closing Accounts That Are in the Deceased’s Name

As mentioned in our previous blog posts, as a personal representative of an estate, you are liable for closing the decedent's different accounts. This can include turning off cable television service and phone service to closing bank accounts and selling...

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Becoming a Personal Representative of an Estate When There’s No Will

Many decedents pass away with no estate plan along with not legally selecting an executor to handle their final affairs. These affairs can include but are not limited to: Closing Accounts, Distribution of Assets and Property, and Attending Probate Court....

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What is the Role and Responsibilities of a Personal Representative?

Before you take over in the Personal Representative role of a decedent's estate, it is helpful to become familiar of what this will entail. The Personal Representative is an appointed person within the will who oversees the process of executing...

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Key Florida Probate Deadlines

    The following chart portrays the frequent Florida probate deadlines that beneficiaries and creditors should be aware of to protect their interest in a decedent's estate. 

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Exempt Property Under Florida Probate Code

The Florida Probate Code provides that a surviving spouse or child may have the right to receive a share of the estate free from creditors. This is better known as “exempt property” in the state of Florida, and found under...

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Florida Circuit Judge Headcounts (FY 2019-20)

The Florida Courts released their 2020 Annual Report on State of Florida Courts this February. As part of a new blog series, we'll be discussing some of these changes and how they affect our clients. The Florida Court System is...

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Florida Probate Court Clearance Rates (FY 2019-20)

The Florida Courts released their 2020 Annual Report on State of Florida Courts this February. As part of a new blog series, we'll be discussing some of these changes and how they affect our clients. The good news is that...

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2020 Annual Report on State of Florida Probate Courts

The Florida Courts released their 2020 Annual Report on State of Florida Courts this February. As part of a new blog series, we'll be discussing some of these changes and how they affect our clients. Surprisingly, probate filings and caseloads...

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Probate Required to Sue for Wrongful Death

If you are bringing a Florida wrongful death claim, it is important that you hire a probate attorney with experience dealing with wrongful death claims, like the attorneys at Florida Probates. The loss of a loved one is a difficult...

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