The probate of an estate does not have to be a disaster. Florida law provides for a rational distribution of the estate of a person who dies without a will. The Florida Constitution gives heirs the family home, sometimes even over the objections of surviving spouses, caretakers, or boyfriends and girlfriends.
Florida Probate administration is a court-supervised process necessary for identifying and gathering the probate assets of an individual who has died, commonly referred to as the decedent. The court probate process ensures that claims of the decedent’s creditors, expenses of administration and appropriate taxes are properly paid or addressed. Probate also serves as the process of distributing assets from the decedent’s individual name to the proper beneficiary.
If the decedent leaves a valid will it must be admitted to probate in the Court. If the will is not admitted it will be ineffective to pass title to beneficiaries. If the decedent has no will, probate is necessary to pass ownership of the assets to those persons who are to receive them under the Florida Intestate Succession laws.
Although the probate process may seem complicated, in the right hands probate is not to be feared. Thomas Yardley can probate an estate so you won’t have to worry about the legal process of probate after a loved on has passed away. If you need an attorney in Brevard County to probate an estate then give Yardley Law a
call today to set up a consultation.