Resources for executors and Estate Administrators

The Florida Bar: Probate In Florida [Florida Only]

The Florida Bar: Probate In Florida [Florida Only]

December 8, 2020

The Link: Consumer Pamphlet: Probate In Florida

Source: The Florida Bar, The Florida Bar Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section.

6 Minute read

The pamphlet details ‘formal administration’, one of the two categories of probate in Florida along with ‘summary administration’.

Subject covered include detailing a legal understanding of a will, why probate is necessary, an outline of the probate process is described, the roles of those generally involved are identified, as well as the duties of the Personal Representative.  The rights of the deceased’s family, the role of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), treatment of a decedent’s debts and creditors as well as the estate assets.

Summary Administration is also described briefly, as to what qualifies an estate for this category.