Probate of Estates FAQ

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Probate of Estates - (561) 355-2986

  • Probate - Active Case Questions

    • How do I know what judge is assigned to my case?

    • Can I look up my probate case online?

    • How do I obtain a probate checklist? Can I print it from your website?

    • I received a blue memorandum in the mail. Who should I call?

    • Can I e-file the will/death certificate?

    • I am closing out my file. Am I missing any documents?

    • I sent in proposed orders several weeks ago and have not received my orders/letters yet. Do you know the status of my order/letters?

    • When are ex-parte probate hearings held?

    • Why is the pleading that I filed two days ago not on the docket?

  • Probate - Basic Questions

    • Do you have forms I can use to file a probate action?

    • What are “Letters of Administration”? I have been told I just need a letter and not an order so why do I need to open a court case?

    • What is Disposition of Personal Property without Administration? Summary Administration? Formal Administration?

    • Do I need an attorney to probate an estate?

    • Does the existence of a will mean I do not need to open a probate case?

    • My relative/loved one passed away. How do I know if I need to open a probate case?

    • I am in possession of a loved one’s will. Do I need to file it with the clerk’s office?

    • How is it determined to which courthouse my probate case will be assigned?

    • Where should I file for probate?

  • Probate - Claim Questions

    • My claim against the estate has not be paid. Can you tell me when it will be paid?

    • How do I know if a probate case has been filed for a particular decedent?

    • There is no probate case opened for a decedent, but I would like to be notified by your office if a case is filed. How do I request that?

    • The decedent owed me money. How do I file a claim against their estate?

  • Probate - Copies

    • Can I request copies of everything in a particular probate file?

    • How to do I request copies of documents in a probate case and how much do the copies cost?

    • How can I obtain a copy of an inventory or an accounting?

  • Probate - Out of State

    • I am out of state. Do I need to come to court in Florida if I file a probate case there?

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