Can Personal Representatives of Florida Estates Be Held Liable For The Damages They Cause?

| May 27, 2015

Florida probate law protects both the personal property and real estate holdings of anyone who passes away in the State of Florida by immediately creating a legal “estate.” The estate acts as legal owner of all that property immediately upon the individual’s passing, and until another legal action (such as a probate judge’s ruling or […]

Florida Probate Lawyer Costs and the Attorneys’ Fees Statute in Florida

| March 10, 2015

One of the biggest questions involved in probating someone’s estate after their passing is how much will the probate process before a Florida Probate Court itself cost? There are variables here depending upon each case, of course. Different kinds of property may involve unique expenses. Having investments in other states or foreign countries can warrant […]

Florida Personal Representatives Acting Badly; Suing the Past P.R. (and Her Lawyer) for Malpractice

| July 8, 2014

When a loved one dies in Florida, the law immediately creates an “estate” to hold that person’s real estate and personal property until the assets can be legally determined, which are then transferred to the person who inherits it. An executor (in Florida, the person appointed by the Probate Court is known as personal representative […]

Florida Millionaire Goes Missing – How End of Life Planning Works To Keep Traumatized Family Safe and Secure

| July 11, 2012

Here in our local Broward County, Florida, probate court  things got very crowded as the understandably upset mother and the very beautiful and upset wife of a missing millionaire came before local Probate Judge Mark A. Speiser to duke it out over what to do about the money, the property, the creditors, and all those […]

How Much Are Personal Representative Attorney Fees?

| October 21, 2010

The PR’s attorney’s compensation is usually determined in one of three ways: (1) as agreed among the attorney, the PR and the persons who bear the impact of the fee (i.e. the beneficiaries), (2) as determined by the judge, or (3) as may be presumed to be reasonable under FL law. FL Statute 733.6171 provides […]