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Category: Probate

What Are Valid Reasons to Contest a Will?

Oct 31, 2018 - Probate by

A will is an important legal tool that gives people the opportunity to decide what happens to their assets and how other affairs will be resolved when they die. Florida estate law is generally designed to ensure that a deceased person’s wishes are carried out. That’s why the probate system allows loved ones and others a limited right to challenge a will in court. The Probate Process Probate is the legal process courts use to settle a person’s estate and determine how any assets will be distributed. The process involves compiling the deceased person’s assets, resolving outstanding debts and considering […]

Key Differences Between Probate and Trust Administration

Sep 14, 2018 - Probate by

There are a number of ways in which people can decide how they want to distribute their assets to loved ones and others in the event of their death. Each option comes with different features and legal requirements. Generally, when a person dies in Florida, his or her property will be distributed either through the probate process or the administration of a private trust. If you execute a will, a court will review and enforce the legal document in the probate process. If you create a living trust, your assets will be distributed privately by a trustee of your choosing. […]