Is my mother’s house protected from probate creditors?

Florida Probate Question of the Day I recently talked to a prosepective client about homestead laws in Florida.  Specifically: What happens to a decedent’s homestead in a Florida probate administration that has many or substantial creditors? I told him that I could secure a Homestead Protection Order so that his mother’s house would pass safely…

Orlando Probate | Attorney Resources

Orlando (Orange, Seminole and Osceola County) is a large metropolitan area where many seniors call home. In the last few years, we have handled several probate cases in this area. Probate administration is no different in the Orlando area than anywhere else in Florida and as such, we gladly accept uncontested probate matters in the…

What happens to online accounts after you die?

We are an internet addicted society (guilty!) – so much so that some are willing to give up sex for online access. How many online accounts do you have? Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo Mail, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter… Do you bank online? Do you use the bill payment feature (billpay)? How about PayPal? Google Checkout? Typically when…

Unclaimed Money in the State of Florida

When I was in college, I opened up a checking account at Barnett Bank (which is now known as Wachovia) because (a) I got a free t-shirt and (b) my hometown bank did not have a branch in the town where I had moved. A few years after I graduated and moved on with my…

Why Summary Administration is NOT always the best choice

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In a nutshell, Summary Administration in Florida is a type of probate proceeding for small estates. To be eligible: The estate must contain less than $75,000 in non-exempt assets (typically, assets other than the decedent’s home) OR At least 2 years have passed since the date of death No brainer right? Not exactly. Lately, I’ve…

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