The Florida Probate Blog covers the Florida probate process, Florida probate tips, probate nightmare stories, probate myths, real estate, trusts, wills, and common Florida probate questions. The blog is managed by the Law Office of Long H. Duong, P.A., who started this blog in an effort to further educate people about the Florida Probate process.
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Nearly 5 years ago, I wrote an article about what to do when you can’t find the Will of the decedent. Recently, Lifehacker revived the Wall Street Journal‘s handy article reminding us that we all ought to revisit where and how we store important documents for easy access and peace of...
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Who should care? If there is no Will, then surviving spouses or children of the decedent. What is the effect of the revised statute? Florida Statute 732.102: 732.102 – Spouse’s share of intestate estate. —The intestate share of the surviving spouse is: If there is no surviving descendant of...
Image credit: Images_of_Money Florida Probate Question of the Day: How do I file a Claim against an Estate & How do I even know if the Estate is opened? A claim is a one page document that called a “statement of claim” – you should be able to find a sample online. Google...
MUST READ: Letters of Administration (LOA’s) are court orders. They are issued as PART of a FORMAL ADMINISTRATION of the estate. You can’t just stroll into the courthouse and say, “I want a letter of administration”. The only way to receive LOA’s is to start formal...
Florida Probate Question of the Day: Do I have to immediately share copies of the Will with the family? Answer: No, at least not directly. State law requires that you “deposit the Will for safekeeping” with the clerk of courts within 10 days of learning that the decedent has died....
You’ve got the original Last Will and Testament and it declares you as the Personal Representative (or Executor, Administrator). You were the “chosen one”, right? It says that so it must be so! Right? Wrong. When a person drafts a Will, they are nominating someone to act as...
Florida Probate Question of the Day: My mom, thankfully still alive at age 85, has informed my sister and I that under the terms of her will, we split everything 50-50. There are no other heirs. Mom’s greatest asset is her house, which she owns free and clear (no mortgage). If my sister and I...
This coming October will mark the 5th year that we have been intensely focused on Florida Probate Law. In these past five years, I have personally handled several hundred (maybe north of 1000) free consultations to people faced with the possibility of probate. Not everyone hires my firm, but many...
Just a few quotes reflecting on this special day: “I want my children to have all the things I couldn’t afford. Then I want to move in with them.” – Phyllis Diller “A mother’s love is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking, it never fails or falters, even though the...