Written by attorney Romy B Jurado

Understanding the Requirements for Summary Administration under Florida Law

Learn what Summary Administration is, how an estate qualifies, and how a homestead property is handled as part of a Summary Administration proceeding.

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When someone passes away in Florida, their estate may need to undergo probate—the court-supervised process of distributing estate assets to heirs and paying the creditors of an estate. Probate may be required regardless of whether the deceased left a Last Will and Testament. The asset type and how it was titled at the date of decedent’s death is often what determines whether an asset must be included as part of a probate estate. Florida probate laws provide for several types of probate administration, of which the fastest and simplest is Summary Administration. No matter the type of probate proceeding, Jurado & Farshchian’s probate and real estate attorneys have the expertise, dedication, and experience to see the process through to the end. Do not navigate the Summary Administration or Formal Administration process alone: contact me by calling (305) 921-0440 or emailing me directly at [email protected] or visit

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