Do we have to hire an attorney to perform a Probate Administration?
If you are looking to perform a formal probate administration or a summary administration, or an ancillary estate administration, the answer is YES you will need to hire an attorney to perform this service and represent the Estate of the decedent.
If you want to perform a Disposition Without Administration, the answer is NO, and you do not need to hire an attorney. You can work directly with the Clerk of the Circuit Court in the County where the decedent resided, and they will either supply you with the forms or direct you to the law library for the necessary forms.
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If you have a general question that you would like answered by a Florida Estate Planning and Administration Attorney, please use the contact form to send Shawn a question. As long as it is general (and not too specific to your unique situation), Shawn will answer these questions in the form of a Frequently Asked Question to help you but also help others in our community.
Shawn can not offer legal advice in this format. He can only provide general information that you may find helpful. You should call an attorney and seek legal advice if you need specific legal advice.
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Law Office of Shawn C. Newman, P.A.
710 Northeast 26th Street
Wilton Manors, FL 33305-1238
Phone: (954) 563-9160
Serving all of the greater Fort Lauderdale area and Broward, Palm Beach, and Miami-Dade counties in Southern Florida.