Estate Planning Attorney │ Satellite Beach │ 32937

Herbert L. Allen, Jr., P.A. dedicates this website to Florida Probate Law. Attorney Herbert L. Allen, Jr., provides estate planning services, as well as legal services for probate, living trusts, summary administration, formal administration, guardianship, in Satellite Beach, Melbourne Beach, Indialantic, Melbourne, Eau Gallie, Rockledge, Viera, Cocoa Beach, Cocoa, Palm Bay, and all of Florida.

If you have been named a personal representative under a Florida will, then Herbert Allen can provide help in understanding the probate process and guiding you through the court system. I have outlines some basics below.



Florida Probate Basics

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 321.237.2869 and welcome your call. The initial consultation is free. Florida Probate Personal Representative.

How Long Does Probate Take?

While not every case will qualify for Summary Administration, this summary procedure will often be shorter than Formal Administration.  Summary Administration and Formal Administration depend in part upon the backlog of cases in the Probate Court. I know from personal experience that the local probate administration department makes serious efforts to move the cases quickly, but they have many cases to deal with. Timely submitting documents helps move the probate process along. I have experience with many issues that arise in probate cases, and my experience helps me guide my clients through the probate process. I welcome your call at 321.237.2869 and answer my own telephone. You may also be interested in my Simple Guide to Florida Probate.

Florida Probate Personal Representative

Free Consultation

If you need help with probate matters, please give Herbert Allen a call at 321.237.2869. I answer my own telephone and look forward to hearing from you.

Florida Probate Personal Representative

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., Suite 1A, 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. Estate Planning Attorney │ Satellite Beach │ 32937

Florida Probate Personal Representative


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