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How to Avoid Probate in Florida

The probate court process can be a significant hassle for the beneficiaries of a deceased’s estate. The cost, time, and complexities associated with the legal requirements and procedures place additional burdens on grieving loved ones, which is why avoiding probate is at the forefront of many estate planning discussions. If you are...

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How Long Does Probate Take in Florida?

Timeframes are always a question people ask about the Florida probate process. How long will the entire process take? How much time should be spent on each aspect of settling an estate? Unfortunately, there is no universal answer. It depends on the type of estate administration, the county in which the...

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For Sale By Owner Attorney Services in Florida

Selling a home is a stressful process, wrought with opportunities for unpleasant surprises and hidden costs. One way that many sellers are combatting the high costs is by selling their homes without a real estate agent. Choosing the “for sale by owner” (FSBO) route can be an appealing option if you are...

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Seller Disclosure Obligations in Florida

In Florida, sellers are required to disclose certain information to prospective buyers of their property (even if the property is being bought “As Is”). Exactly what they must disclose is dictated by both statutory law and case law, which can make it difficult to discern just how much information a seller is...

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What Are the Rules for Probate in Florida?

When someone dies in Florida, their assets may have to go through a court-supervised process called probate. Nationwide, probate rules vary from one state to another, and Florida is certainly no exception. Understanding the state’s probate code, as well as the probate court’s required processes and procedures, are critical to ensuring that...

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