How Does A Personal Representative Handle An Outstanding Check When Someone Dies?

| December 9, 2015

When someone passes away, particularly when it is a sudden or an unexpected death, it can be a shocking and chaotic time for their family and friends. Fortunately, Florida Probate Law affords protection for the decedent’s interests immediately upon their passing. Under the law, as soon as a personal representative is appointed by a probate […]

What Are The Two Main Types of Notices Given To Parties in a Florida Probate Administration?

| January 13, 2015

Florida law defines the types of notices that are to be given in the administration of a Last Will and Testament in a Florida probate court proceeding. What notice a party receives, and what notices must be sent, are governed by Florida probate statutes, procedures and probate rules. What Information is Provided in Florida Probate […]

In Florida, Joint Tenancy With Right of Survivorship as an Estate Planning Tool to Avoid Probate: What Are The Risks in This Form of Florida Joint Ownership?

| December 26, 2013

Florida law allows two people (think a husband and wife, or a parent and child) the ability to own Florida property together as joint owners in several ways, one of which is known as the “joint tenancy with right of survivorship.” The Joint Tenancy With Right of Survivorship (JTWROS) is familiar to bankers, lawyers, CPAs, […]

How To Handle Florida Probate Creditors

| October 21, 2010

The Personal Representative’s first order of business upon being appointed to administer a deceased person’s estate is to ensure that the decedent’s mail, etc. is being forwarded to him/her. The biggest reason for this is so that the PR is kept abreast of the decedent’s obligations to third parties (i.e. phone, power/ lighting, credit card, […]