The term “probate” generally refers to the process in which a decedent’s assets, or estate, are administered. There are several types of Probate proceedings which are filed with our office.
Whether or not an estate is required to go through Probate depends on the assets that the decedent owned at the time of his or her death. For instance, if a decedent solely owned any real property at the time of his or her death, the estate would be required to go through Probate to transfer title of that real property to the decedent’s heirs or beneficiaries. In this type of situation, the beneficiaries or heirs would need to seek the assistance of an attorney as our office cannot give legal or procedural advice.
Disposition of Personal Property Without Administration
Disposition of Personal Property Without Administration may not be used when real property is involved. Please refer to Florida Statutes 735.301-304 to determine if you are eligible for this type of administration. If you are unsure as to whether this type of administration applies to your situation, you may wish to contact an attorney.