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Who is qualified to be a personal representative?

One of the most important choices to make regarding your estate is who you want to serve as the estate executor or personal representative. When you pass away, your executor will have the task of administrating your estate and ensuring that your assets are passed to...

Who takes immediate possession of estate property?

The first question that many have after one passes away in Hernando County is "What next?" If you have been selected to serve as the personal representative or executor of a family member's or friend's estate, you might have the exact same inquiry. The important thing...

How do you sell an inherited Florida timeshare?

Selling a timeshare in Florida is challenging even under the best circumstances. If you had to do this as part of your duties as the executor of an estate, there could be even more for you to consider. This goes beyond whether you want to keep the property. When you...

When must claims against an estate be submitted?

Most in Hernando County may view the probate process as only dealing with the distribution of assets to an estate's beneficiaries. Yet the actual purpose is to settle all of a decedent's financial affairs. This includes any creditors claims that might...

Revoking the probate of a will

The process of estate administration in Hernando County can be quite complex. Because of this, beneficiaries or other interested parties to an estate will want to time to research any and all estate planning instruments to fully understand the testator's intentions....

Reviewing the cost of probate

We here at often see clients who have recently had loved one pass away in Hernando County and are now fearful about having to deal with the probate process. As you have delved deeper into your own estate planning, you have probably heard...

What are the different types of heirs?

You have likely been told more than once that the time to start your estate planning is now. One of the main reasons behind this advice is to the ensure that you retain control over who in Hernando County benefits from your estate. Typically, your beneficiaries will...

What happens if I don’t have a will?

Some people in Florida believe that they don’t have enough assets to warrant the creation of a will. While some people can actually get away without any estate plan at all, the fact remains that most people should look into wills and trusts to ensure their...

What is summary administration?

It is never easy having to work your way through dealing with the death of a loved one in Hernando County. It may seem drawn out even further with the administration of his or her estate. Ideally, you and the others or she was closest to would like to have it wrapped...

Verifying death in Florida

While many in Hernando County may view the probate process as being extremely complex, there is likely one aspect of it that most would likely agree is fairly straightforward: For it to begin, one has to be dead. The idea of proving that someone is indeed dead may...