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How To Object To Probate

By Legacy Protection, LLP |

When you are grieving the loss of a loved one, the last thing you want to do is deal with the court system. However, the law in Florida requires a decedent’s estate to pass through probate, which is a process that distributes the assets of the decedent. Sometimes, disputes can arise regarding the assets… Read More »

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FAQs About Probate In Florida

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When a person passes away, all or a portion of their estate must go through the probate process. Probate is a court-supervised process and it is one that is not always easily understood. To clear up any confusion, our St. Petersburg probate and trust administration lawyer outlines some of the most frequently asked questions… Read More »

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In Florida, There Are Three Types Of Probate

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Losing someone you love is one of the hardest things you will ever go through. During this difficult time, you should not have to worry about navigating the legal process for administering the estate they left behind. In Florida, the probate process can quickly become complex. For example, many people do not know that… Read More »

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Common Misconceptions About Probate In Florida

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It is a sad but true fact that most people have experienced the death of someone they care about or they know somebody who has been through the process of grieving a loved one and managing the deceased loved one’s legal affairs.  Due to this, there are many misconceptions about the probate in Florida… Read More »

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Your Options After Inheriting A Home With A Lien On It

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It can be a mixed blessing to inherit a home from a loved one. You may choose to sell it immediately, or at some point in the future, and that could leave you with a tidy sum of money. Before selling the property, there may be many issues you have to address. If there… Read More »

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The Pros And Cons Of Probate

By Legacy Protection, LLP |

Some people think that the probate process has inherently negative connotations. While the probate process does have some drawbacks, it is not all bad. The probate process is, after all, there for a reason and in some cases, it can be very beneficial. Below, our St. Petersburg probate and trust administration lawyer explains further…. Read More »

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What Are Common Probate Disputes In Florida?

By Legacy Protection, LLP |

Whether you are currently creating an estate plan for yourself or you have recently lost a loved one, you will have to consider the probate process. The probate process is intended to settle an estate after someone passes away. During probate, property is gathered, the assets in the estate are valued, debts are paid,… Read More »

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5 Ways The Lack Of Privacy In Probate Can Hurt Your Heirs

By Legacy Protection, LLP |

There are many reasons people create an estate plan that will help their heirs avoid the probate process. Some want to make sure their beneficiaries receive their inheritance faster, while others want to protect their loved ones from the cost. One reason to avoid probate that is often overlooked is to keep matters concerning… Read More »

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Four Ways To Avoid Probate

By Legacy Protection, LLP |

In some situations, probate is a necessary process after someone passes away. During probate, the nominated Personal Representative, also known as executor, of a deceased person’s Will distributes assets among beneficiaries, defends against challenges to a Will, and is responsible for paying the decedent’s debts. Probate can become costly and it can take months,… Read More »

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How To Avoid Three Common Mistakes That Lead To Probate

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Probate is a legal process during which the assets of a decedent are gathered and identified, the decedent’s debts are paid, and assets of the deceased are distributed to the beneficiaries. Although it is sometimes necessary, probate is a long and expensive process and it can result in family members waiting long periods of… Read More »

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