Broward County Probate and Estate Administration
Probate is the court process of passing ownership of the decedent’s assets to the decedent’s beneficiaries. If the decedent left a valid will the probate is considered testate. If the decedent didn’t leave a valid will or if the will isn’t capable of being admitted by the court, the administration is considered intestate. For intestate estates, Florida law dictates who the beneficiaries are and the order is typically a surviving spouse, children or if none, then parents and siblings.
A typical probate administration resolves all claims of the decedent’s estate, making sure the inherited assets are passed without being encumbered by creditor claims.
Our Probate Express line is 954-942-6504
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Our Attorneys and Staff are Available to Consult with you.
The attorneys and staff and Law Offices of Oates & Oates have been helping families in South Florida probate their loved ones’ estates since 1978. We would be pleased to meet with you to see how we might help in your probate administration needs. We routinely consult with prospective clients by phone or in our office. Call the office today and ask to speak with someone about how we might be able to help you and your family.
Frequently Asked Questions
Florida Bar Article: Probate in Florida
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