Florida Probate & Guardianship Process

Generally, the term “probate” is used in connection with the process of administering a decedent’s estate; however, in Florida, the probate court has jurisdiction over both probate and guardianship matters.  Guardianship is the state-supervised process of managing a person and/or his property if he is unable to manage them for himself.  Probate is the state-supervised process of managing a decedent’s probate assets.

A standard probate administration involves: submitting the Last Will and Testament ; having a fiduciary (Personal Representative) appointed; collecting and organizing the decedent’s sole-named property, preparing an inventory; paying creditors, if any; paying the personal representative’s fees, attorney’s fees, and court costs; and finally, the ownership of the estate’s property is legally transferred to the beneficiaries/heirs and the estate is closed.

The Law Office of Ray Garcia, P.A., is experienced at representing clients in all matters of probate and guardianship. If you believe you need an attorney in connection with a Florida probate or guardianship matter, please feel free to contact the firm’s office to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our attorneys.

Ray Garcia, Esq.

Board Certified in Real Estate Law

by the Florida Bar

www.raygarcialaw.com