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“Thank you so much, for all your patience and efforts in resolving this issue for my mom and dad’s estates.”

J.B., M.B., Florida 2018

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J.M., J.M., Florida 2019

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Let me explain the white Attorney in Christ seal. By faith alone I received eternal life as a free gift from Jesus Christ. I strive to glorify Herbert L. Allen, Jr., P.A.Him in all that I do, including my law practice. In my life, I fall short of that goal at times, but I press on. God does not discriminate against people because of their race, faith, age, gender or any other factor. He loves everyone and offers the free gift of salvation through His Son, Jesus Christ, God in the flesh. I enjoy praying with clients of like faith, and seeking God’s help in all that we do. Because God does not discriminate in His love, I do not discriminate in my legal practice. I answer my own telephone at 321.237.2869 and welcome your call. Probate Attorney │+Personal Legal Care+

Florida Probate Basics

Herbert Allen provides legal help for probate matters. As a probate lawyer, Herbert Allen has experience probating estates in North Florida, Central Florida, and South Florida. Death May Mean Probate–Call Attorney Herbert Allen.

Death May Mean Probate–Call Attorney Herbert Allen.

Not all assets require a probate procedure to pass them on to your heirs. In some cases, you may be able to avoid probate entirely. If the assets require probate to pay bills, transfer assets, and otherwise take care of legal matters after death, then we can discuss different types of probate. Florida Probate Law provides several different methods for handling a probate estate. Summary Administration provides for quicker probate, but it has strict limitations and requirements that limit its use. Death May Mean Probate–Call Attorney Herbert Allen.

If the estate does not qualify for Summary Administration, or other factors disfavor Summary Administration, then Formal Administration of the probate estate may be necessary. Individual cases depend upon the amount of assets, which assets are exempt, and will problems with creditors or other issues arise. In Summary Administration, the probate court does not appoint a personal representative. Experience as a probate lawyer may make a big difference in understanding which choices may be best for administration of the probate estate. Attorney Herbert Allen has experience probating estates. Reasonable attorney’s fees. I answer my own telephone at 321.779.1211 and welcomes your call.  

How Long Does Probate Take?

Probate administration may be fairly fast with Summary Administration, but not all estates qualify for Summary Administration. Depending upon the backlog of cases that the probate court administration must process, Summary Administration may take between one to three months, with some exceptions. In contrast, Formal Administration takes anywhere from five months to one year, with some exceptions. I have experience with Probate Courts in South Florida, Central Florida, and North Florida. If you need experienced legal representation, please call Herbert Allen at 321.779.1211. I answer my own telephone and welcome your call. Free initial consultation. Death Means Probate? Call Attorney Herbert Allen

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I answer my own telephone at 321.779.1211 and welcome your call. I do not provide legal advice during the free consultation, but we can discuss your concerns.

If you need help with probate matters, please give Herbert Allen a call at 321.779.1211. I answer my own telephone and look forward to hearing from you.  

If you have questions about serving as personal representative of a probate estate, and seek help with a Florida probate case, Attorney Herbert Allen can guide you through the probate process. I have been practicing in the the Melbourne area for many years and have experience in the Brevard County Probate Court. If you have a fairly small probate estate, we may be able to move through the probate process fairly quickly using Summary Administration. If your case will not qualify for Summary Administration, then Formal Administration provides another path for moving the estate through the court process. Formal probate administration involves filing an inventory, providing a notice to creditors, notifying interested parties, accounting for finances, distributing assets, and performing all the things required by probate law.   Probate involves conducting a diligent search for creditors, objecting to improper claims, searching for both assets and creditors, and filing different notices with different entities.  Probate takes time and effort. Depending upon several factors, Florida law provides for different types of probate proceedings.  The law seeks to protect the rights of everyone involved in the process without making the procedures too great a burden for everyone to endure.  I answer my own telephone at 321.779.1211 and welcome your call. The initial consultation is free.

I handle many probate cases without an office consultation. We can work together through email, fax, U.S. mail, texting, and many other means of communication and document exchange. If you need to visit my office, Herbert L. Allen, Jr., P.A., is  located at 1360 S. Patrick Dr., Satellite Beach, FL 32937. I provide attorney legal services for probate, living trusts, summary administration, formal administration, guardianship, in Satellite Beach, Melbourne BeachMerritt IslandIndialantic, Melbourne, Eau Gallie, Rockledge, Viera, Cocoa Beach, Cocoa, Palm Bay, Palm Shores, West Melbourne, Suntree Patrick Air Force Base, Cape Canaveral   and all of Florida.


Herbert L. Allen, Jr., P.A.     Office: 1360 S. Patrick Dr., Suite 1A, Satellite Beach, FL 32937