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Simplified Probate for Small Estates in Florida


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My husband passed on 1-25-2012. He was involve in law suits for mesotheloima. How do I become his personal representative?...
My condolences on your loss. Be sure to inform the attorneys handling the lawsuits of your husband's death. They will be able to file any necessary paperwork with regard to the la...
Petitioner may file if estate is under $75,000 or if the decedent has been dead for more than two years....
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Simplified Probate for Small Estates in Florida

Written by Dianne Rosell   
Last Updated December 12, 2008

In general, when someone dies, the estate must go through probate which can be a complicated and lengthy process. But many states provide less complicated options for smaller estates.

Florida law provides for simplified probate when the value of the entire estate subject to administration less the value of property exempt from the claims of creditors does not exceed $75,000.  The personal representative may file a petition for summary administration with the court.

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