If you die without a will in Florida, your entire estate will be subject to the probate
process. This means that no matter what your intentions may have been for dividing up your assets, the courts will determine what your relatives inherit. Even with a will, the probate process
can be lengthy and expensive. Because of this, our elder law attorneys
recommend trying to avoid the probate process if possible. Here are a few things you can do to avoid probate.
What is Probate?
is a process the courts go through to authenticate a last will and testament and ensure everything is carried out according to the wishes of the deceased. The personal representative you appoint for your estate will go through the process of locating and securing assets. They will also be responsible for making sure debts, bills, and taxes are paid before distributing the remainder of the estate to your beneficiaries.