Probate is not always required in Florida when a person dies. There are several situations where the deceased's assets can pass without probate.
An experienced Florida probate lawyerwill tell you that there are at least four situations where probate is not necessary. These include situations where the deceased person had:
Understanding these circumstances can help in planning a person's estate and in assessing whether a probate must be opened.
This is the first in a series of articles which will discuss when probate is and is not necessary in Florida.