Can I use summary administration or do I need a probate attorney?
Thanks for any responses.
3 attorney answers
I agree with Mr. Rosenblatt and Mr. McDonald. You also need to find out if Medicaid has any liens against her estate. I suggest that you contact and retain a probate attorney. Alot of the work can likely be done over the phone and through email. Most AVVO attorneys offer a free initial consultation. Contact one of us today. Good luck.
B. Elaine Jones, Esq.
Mr McDannold is correct. Summary may be possible, but you should retain a Florida probate attorney to advise you on how best to proceed. As he pointed out, many of us will do a free consultation. Find a Florida probate attorney who will give you a courtesy consultation. Note any Florida Bar member can give you the advice you seek, but you may wish to find an attorney near Hudson if you wish to proceed.
Summary administration may be appropriate, but it's hard to know for sure without more information about her debts, possible creditors, and the existence of other beneficiaries. In any event, you will likely be required to hire an attorney to represent you through the probate process. I urge you to contact a Florida-licensed probate attorney as soon as possible -- many of whom offer free initial consultations -- who can guide you through the probate process.
My comments are not intended to establish an attorney-client relationship, are not confidential, and are not intended to constitute legal advice. Proper legal advice can only be given by an attorney who agrees to represent you, who reviews the facts of your specific case, who does not have a conflict of interest preventing the representation, and who is licensed as an attorney in the state where the law applies.