Written by attorney Romy B Jurado

What is Probate All About?

The provision in Florida law dealing with probate is in Chapter 731 to 735 of Florida’s statutes. You should note that probate is not only limited to the distribution of property after death. It also applies to trust administration and guardianship.

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After the death of a property owner, the probate is the process through which the court identifies his/her assets, pays off his/her debt, and settles the heirs and beneficiaries of the deceased. If there is a will, it has to be entered into the probate. During the probate proceedings family members of the decedent can contest the will.

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