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Category Archives: Probate Administration


Types of Florida Probate litigation Involving Heirs

By Suncoast Civil Law |

You likely know that the term “probate” refers to the process of inventorying and distributing a person’s assets to the right parties after the person’s death. The court that oversees this process – the probate court – very often also processes probate litigation cases. Probate litigation can occur for a number of reasons. Likely… Read More »


Can You Collect Child Support from a Deceased Parent’s Estate in Florida?

By Suncoast Civil Law |

Every parent who has worked through the process of a divorce knows that even if a romantic relationship comes to an end; you never stop being a parent. The state of Florida has developed the law to help ensure that children of divorce receive the support they need from their parents. Accordingly, parents in… Read More »


What to Expect: General Florida Probate Timeline

By Suncoast Civil Law |

Uncertainty in life is unavoidable. No matter how carefully we plan and what contingencies are in place, there are only so many things any of us can control. While estate planning and probate matters can cause stirrings of anxiety in anyone, what really eats at people seems to be the unknown. The court and… Read More »


Timelines in Initiating Probate in Florida

By Suncoast Civil Law |

Many become familiar with Florida’s probate process by matter of necessity. So often friends and family members who are otherwise inexperienced in complex legal matters suddenly find themselves thrust into limelight and have the ability, and obligation, to bring a loved one’s estate through probate. The probate process generally requires verifying the validity of… Read More »


Who Can Act as an Executor of an Estate in Probate?

By Suncoast Civil Law |

Anyone who has lost a dear friend or family member, particularly in the great state of Florida, has likely heard the term “probate.” While many people, even those unfamiliar with legal processes, have heard of probate or have some experience within that process, many are still unclear on important details surrounding the necessary procedure… Read More »


What Is Undue Influence In Florida Probate Law?

By Suncoast Civil Law |

The very last thing anyone wants to do immediately after experiencing the death of a loved one is to jump into court and endure a heated legal battle over your loved one’s estate. Unfortunately, it is an all-too common reality for many in Florida. This can be particularly true, and particularly heartbreaking to live… Read More »


Repaying Debts In Florida Probate

By Suncoast Civil Law |

You might be hard pressed to find someone who says that when they think about their future inheritance, what they’re looking forward to is settling all of the unpaid bills or accumulated debts in the estate. However, just as an estate may leave behind certain assets, it may also pass down unpaid bills or… Read More »


Florida Probate And Prenuptial Agreements

By Suncoast Civil Law |

With so many items, heirs, and creditors to consider in the probate process, it is easy for anyone who is not a trained legal expert to become a little lost. What are all of the forms and mandatory dates? HOW many people need to be informed? Etc. This is why it is an excellent… Read More »


Is It Necessary To Hire A Probate Attorney?

By Suncoast Civil Law |

Too many people do not give a thought to consulting a probate attorney, or putting together an estate plan, for that matter, until there is a sense of urgency and it is arguably too late. However, it is best to look into these issues as early as possible so that you are not rushed… Read More »


Performing the Duties of Executor of an Estate

By Suncoast Civil Law |

Being the executor (also known in Florida as the personal representative) of an estate is no easy task. Some people may only do so once or twice in their lives—usually for their parent’s estate and/or perhaps their spouse—thus, it isn’t the kind of role where one can gain practice and become good at it…. Read More »