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The Florida probate lawyers and attorneys associated with The Boca Raton Probate Lawyer represent personal representatives (executors) of probate estates appointed by the Florida probate court, beneficiaries of Florida probate estates, both intestate and testate, and other people who might be interested in the outcome of a Florida probate administration.  Our experience allows us to bring to our clients the level of care and representation that you need and want when dealing with FL probate matters.

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Florida Probate Law - Frequently Asked Questions 

1. WHAT IS FLORIDA PROBATE ADMINISTRATION IN FLORIDA?



2. WHAT ARE FLORIDA PROBATE ASSETS?

3. WHY IS FLORIDA PROBATE NECESSARY?

4. WHAT IS A LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT?

5. WHAT HAPPENS TO FLORIDA PROBATE ASSETS IF THERE IS NO LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT?

6. WHO IS INVOLVED IN THE FLORIDA PROBATE PROCESS?

7. WHERE ARE FLORIDA PROBATE PAPERS FILED?

8. WHO SUPERVISES THE FLORIDA PROBATE ADMINISTRATION?

9. WHAT IS A PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE, AND WHAT DOES THE PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE DO IN A FLORIDA PROBATE?

10. WHO CAN BE A PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE?

11. WHO HAS PREFERENCE TO BE PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE?

12. WHY DOES THE PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE NEED A FLORIDA PROBATE ATTORNEY?

13. HOW ARE ESTATE CREDITORS HANDLED?

14. HOW IS THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE ("IRS") INVOLVED?

15. HOW IS THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE INVOLVED?

16. WHAT RIGHTS DO THE SURVIVING FAMILY HAVE IN THE PROBATE ESTATE?

17. WHAT RIGHTS DO OTHER POTENTIAL BENEFICIARIES (OTHER THAN THE SURVIVING SPOUSE AND CHILDREN UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES) HAVE IN THE FLORIDA PROBATE ESTATE?

18. HOW LONG DOES A FLORIDA PROBATE TAKE?

19. HOW ARE PROBATE FEES DETERMINED IN PROBATE?

20. WHAT ALTERNATIVES ARE AVAILABLE TO FORMAL ADMINISTRATION?

21. WHAT IF THERE IS A REVOCABLE TRUST?


1. WHAT IS FLORIDA PROBATE? 


Probate, under Florida law, is a court-supervised process for identifying and gathering the decedent's assets, paying taxes, claims and expenses and distributing the remaining Florida probate assets to beneficiaries of the probate estate. Florida probate law requires that a probate proceeding be conducted with the assistance of a Florida probate lawyer.  The Florida Probate Code is found in
Chapters 731 through 735 of the Florida Statutes.

Florida probate law establishes two main types of Florida probate administration:

        1. Formal Administration in the Florida Circuit Courts of probate, with which most of this
information deals and which requires a Florida probate lawyer or attorney, and 

        2. Summary Administration, involving a simplified probate where the assets, other than exempt assets (Florida homestead, etc.), in the probate estate are valued at less than $75,000.

Florida probate law also establishes a non-administration proceeding called "Disposition of Personal Property Without Administration."  (Back to Top of Boca Raton Probate Page)



2. WHAT ARE FLORIDA PROBATE ASSETS? 

Generally, Florida probate assets are those assets in the decedent's sole name at death or otherwise owned solely by the decedent and which contain no provision for automatic succession of ownership at death. For example:

• a Florida bank account in the sole name of a decedent is a Florida probate asset, but a bank account held in-trust-for (ITF) another, or held jointly with rights of survivorship (JTWROS) with another, is not a Florida probate asset and is not subject to probate;

• a life insurance policy, annuity or individual retirement account that is payable to a specific beneficiary is not a Florida probate asset, but a policy payable to the decedent's estate is a Florida probate asse and is subject to probatet;

• real estate titled in the sole name of the decedent or as a tenant in common with another person, is a Florida probate asset (unless it is homestead) but real estate held as joint tenants with rights of survivorship or as tenants by the entirety is not a Florida probate asset and is not subject to probate;

• property owned by husband and wife as tenants by the entirety is not a Florida probate asset on the death of the first spouse to die, but goes automatically to the surviving spouse.

This list is not exclusive but is intended to be illustrative. 
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3. WHY IS FLORIDA PROBATE NECESSARY? 

Florida probate is necessary to wind up the affairs the decedent leaves behind. It ensures that all of the decedent’s creditors are properly paid. Florida probate administration also serves to transfer assets from the decedent's individual name to the proper beneficiary of the probate estate. Florida has had probate laws in force since becoming a state in 1845. Florida probate law provides for all aspects of the Florida probate process, but allows the decedent to make certain decisions by leaving a valid FL last will and testament. 
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4. WHAT IS A LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT? 

A last will and testament is a writing, signed by the decedent and witnesses, which meets formal requirements set forth by Florida probate law. A last will and testament usually designates a personal representative to administer the Florida probate estate and names beneficiaries to receive probate assets. A last will and testament can also do other things, including establishing a testamentary trust and designating a trustee of the testamentary trust.

To the extent a last will and testament properly devises probate assets and designates a personal representative of the Florida probate estate, the last will controls over the automatic provisions set forth under
Florida probate law. In the absence of a valid last will and testament, or if the last will fails in either respect, Florida probate law designates the beneficiaries of the Florida probate estate and designates the way to select the personal representative of the Florida probate estate.

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5. WHAT HAPPENS TO FLORIDA PROBATE ASSETS IF THERE IS NO LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT?
 
Contrary to the belief of some, the decedent’s probate assets are not turned over to the State of
Florida unless no intestate heirs can be found. If there is no last will, the Florida probate assets of the decedent will be distributed to the intestate heirs. as defined by Florida probate law, as follows: 

    • Surviving Spouse and No Lineal Descendants. If there is a surviving spouse and no lineal descendants, the surviving spouse takes all of the Florida probate estate assets.

    • Surviving spouse and lineal descendants.

            1. If there is a surviving spouse and one or more lineal descendants (with the lineal descendants are all the lineal descendants of the surviving spouse as well as the decedent), the surviving spouse receives the first $60,000 of the probate estate plus one-half of the rest of the Florida probate estate, and the lineal descendants share the remaining half of the Florida probate estate.

            2. If there is a surviving spouse and one or more lineal descendants (one or more of which lineal descendants are not also lineal descendants of the surviving spouse), the surviving spouse receives one-half of the Florida probate assets and the lineal descendants share the remaining half of the Fl probate estate.

    • No Surviving Spouse, But Lineal Descendants. If there is no surviving spouse, but there are lineal descendants, the lineal descendants share the Florida probate estate, which is initially broken into shares at the children's level, with a deceased child's share going to the descendants of that deceased child.

    • No Surviving Spouse, No Lineal Descendants. If the decedent left no surviving spouse or lineal descendants, the Florida probate property goes to the decedent's surviving parents, and if none, then to the decedent's brothers and sisters and descendants of any deceased brothers or sisters. The Florida probate law provides for further disposition if the decedent is survived by none of these.

    • Exceptions to Above. The above provisions are subject to certain exceptions for Florida exempt homestead property, Florida exempt personal property, and a Florida statutory family allowance to the surviving spouse and any lineal descendants or ascendants who the decedent supported. Regarding Florida exempt homestead, if titled in the decedent's name alone, the surviving spouse receives a life estate in the Fl exempt homestead, with the lineal descendants of the deceased spouse receiving the Florida homestead property upon the death of the surviving spouse. If there are no lineal descendants, the surviving spouse receives full ownership of the exempt Florida homestead outright. 
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 6. WHO IS INVOLVED IN THE FLORIDA PROBATE PROCESS?

While there may be others, the following is a list of persons or entities often involved in the Florida probate process:

    • Clerk of the Circuit Court (See Question 7).  The Circuit Court, and therefore the probate court for Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida is located at:  801 East Twiggs Street, Tampa, FL 33602-3554,
(813) 276-8100

    • Circuit Court (acting through a Circuit Court Probate Judge, See Question 8) in Hillsborough County, or the county in which the decedent was residing at the time of death.

    • Personal Representative (See Questions 9 through 11) of the probate estate as either named in the last will and testament, or as appointed by the Florida probate court.

    •
Florida probate attorney for the Personal Representative (See Question 12).  All court appointed personal representatives of probate estates in Florida must be represented by a Florida probate attorney or lawyer.

    • Claimants (See Question 13), or creditors of the probate estate.

    •
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) (See Question 14).  The IRS ensures that all apprpriate federal estate taxes (known as the "death tax") and federal income taxes are reported and paid.

    •
Florida Department of Revenue (See Question 15).

    • Surviving Spouse and Children (See Question 16), or other heirs who may have an inheritance from the decedent.

    • Other Beneficiaries (See Question 17) of the Florida probate estate.

    •
Trustee of Revocable Trust (See Question 21), if the decedent established a revocable living trust prior to death.   (Back to the Top of Florida Probate FAQs)

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7. WHERE ARE FLORIDA PROBATE PAPERS FILED? 

Florida probate court forms, probate records, and other legal papers for Boca Raton probate matters are filed with the
Clerk of the Circuit Court, usually for the county where the decedent lived, which is Palm Beach County, Florida for Boca Raton. A probate filing fee must be paid to the probate court clerk to commence the Florida probate administration. The probate court clerk assigns a file number and maintains a docket sheet which lists all probate papers filed with the clerk for that Florida probate administration.  (Back to Top of Boca Raton Probate Page)

8. WHO SUPERVISES THE FLORIDA PROBATE ADMINISTRATION? 

A Circuit Court Judge in Palm Beach County, Florida, presides over Florida probate proceedings for probate administrations that occur in Boca Raton, Florida. The probate judge appoints the personal representative of the probate estate and issues "letters of administration," also referred to simply as "letters" or "letters testamentary." This probate court form document shows to the world the authority of the personal representative to act on behalf of the Florida probate estate. The Florida probate Judge also holds hearings in the court of probate when necessary and resolves all questions raised during the administration of the probate estate by entering written directions called "orders." 
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9. WHAT IS A PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE, AND WHAT DOES THE PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE DO IN A FLORIDA PROBATE? 


The personal representative is the person, bank or trust company appointed by the Florida probate court to be in charge of the administration of the Florida probate estate. The generic term "personal representative" has replaced such terms as "executor, executrix, administrator and administratrix."

The personal representative is directed by the court of probate to administer the Florida estate pursuant to Florida law of probate. The personal representative is obligated to:

• Identify, gather, value and safeguard probate assets.

• Publish a "notice to creditors" in a local newspaper, giving notice to file claims and other papers relating to the probate estate.

• Serve a "notice of administration" on specific persons, giving information about the probate estate administration and giving notice of requirements to file any objections relating to the probate estate.

• Conduct a diligent search to locate "known or reasonably ascertainable" creditors, and notify them of the time by which their claims must be filed with the probate court in Boca Raton.

• Object to improper claims and defend suits brought against the probate estate on such claims.

• Pay valid claims of the probate estate.

• File tax returns for the probate estate.

• Pay taxes for the probate estate.

• Employ necessary probate professionals to assist in the administration of the Florida probate estate.

• Pay administrative expenses incurred by the Florida probate estate.

• Distribute statutory elective share amounts or probate assets to the surviving spouse or family in accordance with Florida probate law.

• Distribute probate assets to probate beneficiaries.

• Close the Florida probate administration. (
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10. WHO CAN BE A PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE? 

• Under the Florida law of probate, the personal representative could be an individual, bank, or trust company, subject to certain restrictions.

• An individual who is either a resident of Florida, or is a spouse, sibling, parent, child, or certain other close relatives, can serve as personal representative of a Florida probate estate.

• A trust company incorporated under the laws of Florida, or a bank or savings and loan authorized and qualified to exercise fiduciary powers in Florida, can serve as personal representative of the probate estate. (
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11. WHO HAS PREFERENCE TO BE PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE? 

• If the decedent left a valid last will and testament, the designated personal representative nominated in the last will has preference to serve as the personal representative of the Florida probate estate.

• If the decedent did not leave a valid last will, the surviving spouse has preference, with second preference to the person selected by a majority in interest of the heirs of the probate estate.   (
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12. WHY DOES THE PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE NEED A FLORIDA PROBATE ATTORNEY? 

In almost all instances the personal representative must be represented by a
Florida probate attorney. Many legal issues arise, even in the simplest probate estate administration for which the legal advice of a Florida probate lawyer, attorney or law firm is essential.

The
Florida probate attorney or lawyer for the personal representative of the Florida probate estate provides legal advice to the personal representative on the executor's rights and duties under the FL law of probate and probate code, and represents the personal representative in probate estate proceedings. The Florida probate attorney for the personal representative is not the Florida probate attorney for the beneficiaries of the probate estate.



A provision in a last will mandating that a particular Florida probate lawyer, attorney or law firm be employed as the Florida probate attorney for the personal representative is not binding on the personal representative. 
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13. HOW ARE ESTATE CREDITORS HANDLED? 

Prior to commencement of Florida probate proceedings, a creditor can file a caveat with the Florida probate court. Upon publication of notice to creditors a creditor or other claimant may file a probate document called a "statement of claim" against the Florida probate estate with the Clerk of the Circuit Court in Palm Beach County where the probate estate is being administered. This claim is generally required to be filed within the first three months of publication of a prescribed notice in a county wide newspaper. This three-month period is often referred to as the "non-claim period." The personal representative or any other interested person may file with the probate court an
objection to the statement of claim, after which the claimant must file a separate independent lawsuit to pursue the claim.  If there will be claims against your Florida probate estate you may want to discuss with your probate administration lawyer, or trust administration lawyer whether to withhold reserves from the trust principal until all outstanding creditors have been satisfied or denied recovery against the probate estate.

The personal representative is required to use diligent efforts to give actual notice of the Florida probate proceeding to "known or reasonably ascertainable" creditors, to afford them an opportunity to file claims with the Florida probate court. A valid claimant is not viewed as an adversary of the personal representative but rather must be treated fairly as a person interested in the Florida probate estate until the claim has been satisfied or otherwise disposed of.  (
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14. HOW IS THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE ("IRS") INVOLVED? 

For federal income tax purposes, death triggers two things. It ends the decedent's last tax year for purposes of filing a federal income tax return, and it establishes a new tax entity, the "estate."

The personal representative may be required to file the following returns, depending on income of the decedent, income of the estate and size of the probate estate:

• Final Form 1040 income tax return, reporting income for the decedent's final tax year.

• One or more Form 1041 income tax returns for the estate, reporting income for the probate estate.

• Form 709 gift tax return(s), reporting certain gifts made by the decedent prior to death.

• Form 706 estate tax return, reporting the gross estate and deductions, depending upon the value of the gross estate.

The personal representative of the Florida probate estate may be required to file other returns. Additionally, the personal representative has the responsibility to deal with issues arising from tax years prior to the decedent's death (including tax returns that were filed by the decedent or that should have been filed).

The personal representative has the responsibility to pay amounts due to the IRS from the decedent and the Florida probate estate and may be personally liable for those taxes. If a federal estate tax return is required to be filed, an estates taxes closing letter is necessary to clear title to Florida real property, and in some instances in order to close the Florida probate administration with the Florida probate court.
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15. HOW IS THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE INVOLVED? 

The personal representative is required to send a copy of the Florida probate inventory to the Florida Department of Revenue. If a federal estate tax return is not required to be filed with the IRS, then the personal representative is required to record in the public records (and file in a formal estate administration) an Affidavit of No Florida Estate Tax Due. If a federal estates taxes return is required to be filed with the IRS, then the Florida personal representative is required to file a Florida estate tax return, Form F-706, with the Florida Department of Revenue."

Regarding Florida's intangible tax, the Florida Department of Revenue may review the probate inventory to determine whether the Florida probate estate, or the decedent while alive, failed to file a required intangible tax return or to pay intangible tax.

For Florida probate estates required to file a Florida estate tax return, a nontaxable certificate or a tax receipt from the Florida Department of Revenue is required in order to clear title to Florida real property and in order to close a formal probate administration. 

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16. WHAT RIGHTS DO THE SURVIVING FAMILY HAVE IN THE PROBATE ESTATE? 

Florida law of probate and public policy protects the surviving spouse and certain surviving children from total disinheritance. Absent in a valid pre-marital or post-marital agreement to the contrary, a surviving spouse may have Florida exempt homestead rights, elective share rights, family allowance rights, and exempt property rights. In addition, certain surviving children of the decedent may also have Florida exempt homestead rights, pretermitted child rights, family allowance rights, and exempt property rights under the Florida probate code. The existence and
enforcement of these rights is often best handled by an Florida estate planning attorney or Florida probate attorney with experience in these areas of Florida probate law.
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17. WHAT RIGHTS DO OTHER POTENTIAL BENEFICIARIES (OTHER THAN THE SURVIVING SPOUSE AND CHILDREN UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES) HAVE IN THE FLORIDA PROBATE ESTATE? 

Under the Florida probate code, as with most other states probate laws, a decedent may entirely disinherit other potential beneficiaries. 
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18. HOW LONG DOES A FLORIDA PROBATE TAKE? 

For Florida probate estates not required to file a federal estate tax return, the final accounting and papers to close the Florida probate administration are due within 12 months of issuance of letters of administration. This period can be extended by the Florida probate court, after notice to interested persons.

The federal estate tax return is initially due nine months after death and may be extended for another six months, for a total of 15 months. If a federal estate tax return is required, the final accounting and papers to close the Florida probate administration are due within 12 months from the date the tax return is due. This date is usually extended by the Florida probate court because often the IRS' review and acceptance of the estate tax return are not completed within that period.

Florida probate estates that are not required to file a federal estate tax return and that do not involve probate litigation may often close in five or six months.  (
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19. HOW ARE PROBATE FEES DETERMINED IN PROBATE? 


The personal representative, the
Florida probate attorney or Boca Raton probate lawyer, and other professionals whose services may be required in administering the Florida probate estate (such as appraisers and accountants) are entitled by Florida probate law to reasonable compensation.

The probate fee for the Florida probate personal representative is usually determined in one of five ways: (1) as set forth in the last will and testament; (2) as set forth in a contract between the Florida personal representative and the decedent; (3) as agreed among the Florida probate personal representative and the persons who bear the impact of the probate fee; (4) as the amount presumed to be reasonable as calculated under Florida probate law if the amount is not objected to; or (5) as determined by the Florida probate judge, applying the Florida probate code and the Florida probate rules.

Likewise, the probate fee for the
Florida probate attorney or lawyer for the personal representative is usually determined (1) as agreed among the Boca Raton probate attorney, the Florida probate personal representative and the persons who bear the impact of the probate fee, (2) as the amount presumed to be reasonable calculated under Florida probate law, if the amount is not objected to, or (3) as determined by the Boca Raton probate judge, applying Florida probate code and Florida probate rules. 
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20. WHAT ALTERNATIVES ARE AVAILABLE TO FORMAL ADMINISTRATION? 

Florida law of probate provides for several alternate, abbreviated procedures other than Formal Administration.
 
Summary Administration is generally available if the value of the probate estate subject to probate in Florida (less property which is exempt from the claims of creditors) is not more than $75,000 or the decedent has been dead for more than two years.

Under Summary Administration, the persons who receive the probate estate assets remain liable for claims against the decedent for two years after the date of death. This period may be reduced in Summary Administration by publication of notice of the probate administration in a local Boca Raton newspaper

Another alternative to Formal Administration is "Disposition Without Administration." This is available if Florida probate estate assets consist solely of exempt property (as defined by Florida probate law and the Florida Constitution) and non-exempt personal property, the value of which does not exceed the combined total of up to $6,000 in funeral expenses, plus the amount of all reasonable and necessary medical and hospital expenses incurred in the last 60 days of the last illness.

If the decedent was not a Florida resident at the time of death, an alternate procedure may be used to admit the last will and testament to record in Florida. This procedure is used to establish title to Florida real property without the necessity of a formal Florida probate administration. When admitted to record in Boca Raton, Florida, if Palm Beach county is where the Florida real estate is located, the "foreign will" serves to pass title to the Boca Raton, Florida real estate as if the last will and testament had been admitted to the Florida probate court. This procedure is available only if either two years have passed from the decedent's death or the domiciliary personal representative has been discharged and there has been no probate estate administration in Boca Raton, Florida.  (Back to Top of Boca Raton Probate Page)

21. WHAT IF THERE IS A REVOCABLE TRUST? 

If the decedent created a revocable trust, in certain circumstances, the trustee may be required to pay expenses of probate administration of the decedent's estate and enforceable claims of the decedent's creditors. In any event, the trustee is required to file a "notice of trust" with the Florida probate court where the decedent lived, giving information concerning the settlor and trustee. 
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Notice and Disclaimer:  This material represents general legal information about Florida probate law. Since the Florida probate law is continually changing, some provisions may be out of date. It is always best to consult a Florida estate planning attorney or Boca Raton Florida probate lawyer about your legal rights and responsibilities regarding your particular Florida probate case.

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Lakeland, Auburndale. Bartow, Eagle Lake, Fort Meade, Haines City, Lake Alfred, Lake Wales, Winter Haven, Frostproof, Polk City, Highland Park, Indian Lake Estates 

Putnam County probate attorneys

Palatka, Interlachen 

Santa Rosa

Gulf Breeze, Milton

Sarasota

Sarasota, Longboat Key, North Port, Venice 

Seminole

Altamonte Springs, Casselberry, Lake Mary, Longwood, Oviedo, Sanford, Winter Springs

St. Johns County probate lawyers

St. Augustine, St. Augustine Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach, Nocatee, Crescent City, Melrose, Pomona Park, Welaka 

St. Lucie

Fort Pierce, Port St. Lucie 

Sumter

Wildwood, Bushnell, The Villages 

Suwannee

Live Oak 

Taylor

Perry, Steinhatchee

Union

Lake Butler 

Volusia County probate attorneys

Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, New Smyrna Beach, Deland, Deltona, Edgewater, Holly Hill, Ponce Inlet, Port Orange

Wakulla

  

Walton

DeFuniak Springs, Seaside 

Washington

Chipley

 

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