The Probate Court of each county in the State of Florida, is responsible for determining the validity of a will. In turn, the Inheritance Judge is responsible for supervising the succession process, in order to ensure that the estate of the deceased is properly managed.

In the State of Florida, you need a licensed attorney to open the process of succession in the respective Court, so that the assets of the deceased can be properly inventoried and distributed. Said assets will first be used to meet the payments of the creditors and the remainder will be distributed to the heirs and / or beneficiaries.

However, our office can assist you with the Disposal of Personal Property (Disposal of Personal Property w / out Administration). This process consists of requesting the Succession Judge to release certain assets of the deceased person to the person who has had to cover final expenses, such as funeral expenses and / or medical bills that have accumulated in the last 60 days.

This type of process of disposing of personal property without administration carries certain restrictions, such as:

  • They can not exceed $ 6,000.00.
  • They can not exceed the amount of the funeral bill.
  • It can not include movable property / real estate properties.
  • Does not include transfer loans
  • It does not release assets from a safe deposit box.
  • Please note that in order for our office to assist you in this type of probate process, you must have the following documents with you:

The funeral invoice duly paid.
Receipts of the medical expenses paid incurred in the 60 days before the death of the person.
Death certificate.
Documents that verify the asset to be released.
Declarations duly notarized of all persons who paid the funeral invoice

We also offer Wills preparation services (Last Wills and Living Wills), among many other related documents.

It will be a pleasure to assist you in this type of procedures. Thank you very much in advance.

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