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Streamlining Your Probate Experience with Summary Administration at Perez-Roura Law

Navigating probate can be a nuanced expedition requiring both legal acumen and a personal touch. Perez-Roura Law offers professional guidance in the probate process, including through a Summary Administration. Our practice is dedicated to facilitating a more expedient and less burdensome probate process for estates that qualify, ensuring efficiency without compromising attention to detail.

Summary Administration is a shortened probate procedure available in Florida for smaller estates (less than $75,000 in value, not including the homestead) or in situations where the decedent has been deceased for more than two years. This process is designed to reduce the time and expense typically associated with probate, making it an attractive option for eligible estates. On average, a Summary Administration takes about 3 – 5 weeks.

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Highlighted Case Study

The family’s name and industry were changed to protect their privacy

Laura’s mother passed away, leaving a modest estate. Her family sought a swift resolution to distribute their mother’s assets. Perez-Roura Law navigated the Summary Administration process, allowing the family to bypass the lengthier formal probate process, saving them time and reducing their legal expenses. This allowed the family to sell their mother’s home, which they could no longer afford to maintain.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is Summary Administration, and who qualifies for it?

A: Summary Administration is a shortened form of probate available for estates with a value of $75,000 or less or when the decedent has been deceased for over two years. It’s a quicker alternative to Formal Administration, suitable for smaller or less complicated estates.

How much faster is Summary Administration compared to Formal Administration?

While timelines can vary, Summary Administration can often be completed in a matter of weeks, as opposed to several months or more for Formal Administration.

Is an attorney required for Summary Administration in Florida?

While not always legally required, it’s highly advisable to consult with an attorney to navigate the process correctly and efficiently. An attorney can ensure that all legal requirements are met and can help resolve any issues that arise promptly.

Take the Next Step

For those who qualify, Summary Administration represents an opportunity to settle estate matters swiftly and with reduced complexity. Let the dedicated team at Perez-Roura Law assist you through the Summary Administration process with the respect and diligence you deserve. Begin by calling us at (305) 570-3259 or filling out our online contact form.