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Florida Probate Guide

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Probate & Administration of Estates

See Florida Statutes for information regarding the following or additional topics:

  • TITLE XLII: ESTATES AND TRUSTS: Ch. 731-739
  • Probate Code
  • Notice and Representation
  • Intestate Succession and Wills
  • Surviving Spouse; Rights in Community Property;
  • Pretermitted Spouse and Children
  • Exempt Property and Allowances
  • Wills, Rules of Construction
  • Contractual Arrangements Relating to Death
  • Production of Wills
  • Administration of Estates
  • Appointment and Qualifications of Personal Representative,
  • Fiduciary Bonds
  • Resignation and Removal of Personal Representatives
  • Duties and Powers of Personal Representative
  • Creditors' Claims
  • Special Provisions for Distribution
  • Closing Estates
  • Foreign Personal Representatives;
  • Ancillary Administration
  • Small Estates, Summary Administration,
  • Disposition of Personal Property Without Administration
  • Trust Administration, Registration,
  • Jurisdiction of Courts,
  • Duties and Liabilities of Trustees,
  • Powers of Trustees
  • Charitable Trusts, Rules of Construction

Florida Wills

A will is a legal document setting out who will be beneficiaries of your estate, how and when they receive their inheritance. Any person who is 18 years of age or older and who is of sound mind may make a will. If you do not have a will, the state determines who, if anyone, is entitled to receive your estate after your death.

More information on Florida Wills: (Chapter 732, Florida Statutes)

Estates & Probate Information (See Above)

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