Formal Administration

Formal Probate administration helps pay the bills and distribute the assets. Of course, not every probate case requires Formal Administration. Yet, every case takes careful probate analysis to determine the best course of action. Melbourne, Florida Probate Attorney │32901│ 32902 │ 32903 │ 32905 │ Formal Administration. Please call Herbert Allen at 321.508.7540 for help with probate formal administration.


Melbourne, Florida Probate Attorney

Herbert Allen provides legal help for people seeking legal help for a probate matter in Melbourne, Florida. I have helped clients from out of Florida probate an estate here. Therefore, I can help you with a foreign probate with real property in Florida. I have probated cases in North Florida, Central Florida, and South Florida. Florida Probate Law has different parts to it for different types of probate estates. As a probate attorney, I can guide you through the process of what type of probate process may provide the most effective and fastest path through the court process.  

Formal Administration or Summary Administration

Two common types of Florida Probate include Summary Administration  and Formal Administration. So, making the right choice may save time and money. Strict limitations apply to Summary Administration, so you may want to gain more information by watching the video of summary administration. You may also watch a florida-probate-formal-administration-│-video. Therefore, 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. If your case will not qualify for Summary Administration, then Formal Administration provides another path for moving the estate through the court process.

Formal Administration Basics

Formal probate administration involves filing an inventory, providing a notice to creditors, notifying interested parties. In addition, Formal Administration involves accounting for finances, distributing assets, and performing all the things required by probate law.   Formal Administration also means conducting a diligent search for creditors, objecting to improper claims. Finally, Formal Administration also requires searching for both assets and creditors, and filing different notices with different entities.  Probate takes time and effort. 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. Experience as a probate lawyer may make a big difference. We can determine the best choice for administration of the probate estate. Attorney Herbert Allen has experience probating estates. Reasonable attorney's fees. I answer my own telephone at 321.508.7540 and welcome your call from Melbourne, Florida │32901│ 32902 │ 32903 │ 32905 │Probate Attorney.

How Long Does Formal Administration Take ?

Probate administration may be fairly fast with Summary Administration, but not all estates qualify for Summary Administration. Therefore, probate administration depends 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.

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If you need help with probate matters in Melbourne, Florida, please give Herbert Allen a call at 321.508.7540. I answer my own telephone and look forward to hearing from you. Herbert L. Allen, Jr., P.A. is located not far from the Melbourne Post Office (5.8 miles, 12 minutes--driving directions).

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Satellite Beach, FL 32937


Melbourne, Florida Probate Attorney │32901│ 32902 │ 32903 │ 32905 │ Formal Administration

Herbert L. Allen, Jr., P.A.  1360 S. Patrick Dr. Satellite Beach, Florida 32937