Written by attorney Irama Valdes

What to know about Small Estates

Small estates provide loved ones with shortened probate proceedings and less costs, granted you meet certain requirements. You don't even need an attorney! For an explanation of how small estates work, see below.

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Unfortunately, the 11th Judicial Circuit has not made the Small Estates forms available online at this time, but if you stop by the courthouse, they will be glad to provide you with all of the forms necessary to open and close a small estate. They are located at: 73 West Flagler Street, Room 234, Miami, FL 33130. For more information, see Florida Statute 735.301 - Disposition Without Administration (see link below).

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