Florida Probate is the administration of estates. A personal representative or attorney will present your will, if you have one, to the probate court with an inventory of assets and liabilities of your estate. The procedure of administering or carrying out your last wishes and desires and the expense involved in changing title to property is called probate. Probate as defined in Black’s Law Dictionary is “the act or process of proving a will.”
Contrary to popular belief, items or property that are left in a will, unless jointly held, do have to be probated. Thus, items left to your children or other family members would have to go through the probate procedure. This procedure could easily take up to one year or more and be of considerable expense. Those persons who die without a will leave their estate exposed to the State of Florida in providing a will and deciding upon the personal representative.
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