Probate is a court-supervised process used to identify and gather the decedent’s assets; pay taxes, claims, and expenses; and to distribute assets to beneficiaries. The Florida Probate Code is found in Chapters 731 through 735 of the Florida Statutes.
There are two types of probate administration in Florida:
Florida law also establishes a non-administration proceeding called “Disposition of Personal Property Without Administration.”
What Are Probate Assets?
Probate assets are those assets solely in the decedent’s name at time of death or otherwise owned solely by the decedent and which contain no provision for automatic succession of ownership at death. For example:
Why Is Probate Necessary?
Probate winds up the affairs the decedent leaves behind after death. It allows the transfer of assets from the decedent to the proper beneficiary. Florida law provides for all aspects of the probate process, but with a valid will, the decedent can dictate certain decisions.
At Kovar Law Group we are well-versed in dealing with these matters and are proficient in gathering the required evidence to secure the best outcome possible. Schedule a free consultation with Kovar Law Group today.