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Boca Raton Probate Lawyer

Boca Raton Probate Lawyer:


Yanitza Schoonover is an experienced Boca Raton probate lawyer who focuses her practice on probate administration, probate litigation and estate planning matters.

When a loved one passes away, family members of the decedent try to put all of the decedent’s affairs in order, this process can become time consuming and confusing.  Sometimes, the family members must go through the court and go through a process called probate.  The probate process can be very emotional, time consuming and costly, which is why it is important to hire a Boca Raton probate attorney that can help and guide you through this process.

In Florida, there are primarily two types of administrations- Formal Administration and Summary Administration.  A Summary Administration may be appropriate if the total value of the decedent’s assets that are subject to probate are $75,000.00 or less, or if the deceased person passed away more than two years from the filing date.  However, just because the estate may be eligible for a summary administration it does not necessarily mean that it is the best choice.

A Formal Administration is typically needed when the assets of the deceased person are in excess of $75,000.00 and the person has been deceased for less than two years.  There are many different factors that determine which estate would be best for that individual decedent’s estate. It is important to contact an attorney who is well versed in probate in Florida to help with the decision of which estate to open. The length of time to complete either one of these estates vary.

A Boca Raton probate lawyer prepares all of the necessary documents for either a summary administration or a formal administration.  The probate attorney also guides the client through the process and manages the case to make sure all requirements are being met and helps with what can seem to be a complicated and overwhelming process.


Boca Raton Probate Lawyer

Boca Raton is a city located in Southern Palm Beach County. As on 2020, the population in Boca Raton is 97,422. Boca Raton is known to be one of the wealthiest places in South Florida. The name Boca Raton translates to Rats Mouth or some call it Mouse Mouth. The climate in Boca Raton is a tropical rainforest climate which is hot and wet in the summers and warm and dry in the winters. Boca Raton has a wonderful history, as a city was the creation of architect Addison Mizner (many of the landmarks in Boca Raton are named after him). Prior to Addison Mizner, Boca Raton was an unincorporated farming town. Boca Raton also is the home to Gumbo Limbo Environmental Complex, an environmental education center. In addition to the sea tanks, butterfly garden and boardwalk trail through the hammocks complete with an observation tower, Gumbo Limbo also houses a research facility run by FAU where students study coral reefs, sea turtles, sharks, sea grass and other marine-related subjects. If the residents of Boca Raton would need to go through probate it would take place in the Palm Beach County probate court division. The probate court in Pal Beach County has a large number of cases, however, it is very user friendly to navigate through. They have several procedures that were put into place to allow the cases to be completed in a timely manner.

Contact us today to discuss your situation and find out how we can help guide you through this process.

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Aventura Bal Harbour Boca Raton Brickell  Coconut Creek Coconut grove  Coral Gables Coral Springs Cutler Bay Dania Beach Davie Doral  Fisher Island  Fort Lauderdale Golden Beach Hialeah Lakes Hialeah Hollywood Kendall Key Biscayne Margate Medley Miami Beach   Miami Gardens Miami Lakes Miami Miami Shores Miami Springs Miramar North Miami Beach North Miami Opa-Locka Palm Beach  Palm Beach Gardens Palmetto bay  Parkland Pembroke Pines Pinecrest Plantation Pompano Beach Pompano South Miami Sunny Isles Beach Sunrise Sunset Surfside Sweetwater Tamarac Westchester Weston 

Contact us today in order to discuss what would be the best options for you.
Call 305-299-7496