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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

“We can’t thank you enough for going above and beyond to help us with our situation. God bless you.”

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Attorney in Christ

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+

Herbert L. Allen, Jr., P.A. welcomes you to Florida Probate Law.

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Melbourne, Florida Probate Attorney │Brevard County Probate Attorney │ Florida

Herbert L Allen, Jr., P.A. dedicates this website to Florida Probate Law. I help people with probate matters in Florida. I often help people who live outside of Florida with Florida probate matters. If you need help with a probate matter anywhere in Florida, please give me a call at 321.237.2869. I answer my own telephone and welcome your call. Melbourne, Florida Probate Attorney │Brevard County Probate Attorney │ Florida


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 321.237.2869 for help with probate formal administration.

Melbourne, Florida Probate Attorney

Herbert Allen provides legal help with probate matters in Melbourne, Florida. I have helped clients from different states probate an estate here in Florida. 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 321.237.2869 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, please give Herbert Allen a call at 321.237.2869. I answer my own telephone and look forward to hearing from you.

I handle many cases without an office consultation. We can work by email, fax, texting, and other means of communication. Herbert L. Allen, Jr., P.A., located at 1360 S. Patrick Dr.,Suite 1A,, Satellite Beach, FL 32937, provides attorney legal services for Landlords, Tenants, Mobile Home Parks, Apartment Complexes, and Condominiums 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.

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