Fort Lauderdale Probate Lawyer:
Yanitza Schoonover is an experienced Fort Lauderdale 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 Fort Lauderdale 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 Fort Lauderdale 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.
Fort Lauderdale Probate Lawyer
Fort Lauderdale is a city located in Broward County. It is a coastal city located 25 miles north of Miami. The population is Fort Lauderdale is 182,760 as of 2020. Fort Lauderdale has a tropical rainforest climate. Fort Lauderdale’s diversified economy consists of marine, manufacturing, finance, insurance, real estate, high technology, avionics/aerospace, film and television production. Fort Lauderdale has an extensive network of canals and is known to be the “Venice of America”. Fort Lauderdale is the home to several beautiful beaches as well. If you are a resident of Fort Lauderdale and need to go to probate court, the matter would be handled in the Broward County Probate Court division. The Courthouse is located in downtown fort Lauderdale. The probate court in Broward 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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