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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.”

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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. Satellite Beach Attorney │+Personal Legal Care+

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Indialantic Probate Lawyer │ 32903

Herbert L. Allen, Jr., P.A. provides services in probate law for people needing help in Indialantic, Florida 32903.   I offer a free consultation to discuss your probate issues and I answer my own telephone at 321.237.2869. My office is located beachside in Satellite Beach. Indialantic Probate Lawyer │ 32903

Indialantic Probate Lawyer │ 32903

Florida Probate Basics

Formal Administration in probate starts with filing the will (if one can be found), appointing a personal representative, filing an inventory, notifying creditors and beneficiaries, publishing a notice to creditors, reviewing to claims against the estate, objecting to improper claims, paying claims, accounting for all estate assets and liabilities, distributing assets, and closing the estate. Summary Administration does not require as many steps in court, but specific limitations apply to the size of the estate. In summary administration, the probate court does not normally appoint a personal representative. I have probated cases in North Florida, Central Florida, and South Florida.

How Long Does Probate Take?

Formal Administration, with its many steps in court, normally takes longer than Summary Administration.  In all cases, it takes a while for the case to work its way through the court administration process. Sometimes, the cases can be backlogged in court administration, and so cases filed today may not receive complete action for a few weeks or more.  In Formal Administration, it takes months for the process of notifying creditors to run through direct notice and publication in a local newspaper, which must be done. So Formal Administration takes at least four months, and probably longer, while Summary Administration will normally take at least a month, and probably more. If you have special needs to move a case quickly, prompt action by the attorney may expedite things some, although the timelines stated by law cannot be changed. If you need help with a probate matter, please call Attorney Herbert Allen at 321.237.2869. I answer my own telephone and welcome your call.

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For legal help with probate matters in Indialantic, Florida, please feel free to call Herbert Allen. I answer my own telephone at 321.237.2869 and welcome your call. 

Indialantic Probate Lawyer │ 32903



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