Letters of Administration Revisited

In Florida Probate Questions by Long

MUST READ: Letters of Administration (LOA’s) are court orders. They are issued as PART of a FORMAL ADMINISTRATION of the estate (Probate) The court clerk will not simply give you an LOA. The only way to receive LOA’s is to start formal administration. The court will issue the LOA’s after a completely probate pleadings/petitions package is submitted by your attorney. …

I AM the Personal Representative…or am I?

In Florida Probate Process by Long

You’ve got the original Last Will and Testament and it declares you as the Personal Representative (or Executor, Administrator). You were the “chosen one”, right? It says that so it must be so!  Right? Wrong. When a person drafts a Will, they are nominating someone to act as Personal Representative (PR), Executor or Administrator of the estate. Until a probate …