Summary Administration in Florida

This is Florida’s version of a small estate probate administration.  To be eligible, more than 2 years must have passed since date of death or the total non-exempt assets must not exceed $75,000.

Average Time Frame:  30-45 days to secure court orders (may be subject to creditor period requirements)

Summary Administration with Homestead Determination

This adds a Homestead Determination proceeding to the Summary Administration.  The value of the homestead is not included in determining eligibility.

Average Time Frame:  30-45 days to secure court orders (may be subject to creditor period requirements)

Formal Administration

This is the traditional form of probate that exists in many other states. All estates are eligible for formal administration.

Average Time Frame: 15-30 days to secure Letters of Administration; 6-12 months to fully administer and discharge.

Note: We calculate average time frames from the date a case is filed. Pre-filing efficiency is contingent upon client’s ability to provide the requisite documentation. Holidays and “peak” periods at various clerks’ offices also affect turnaround times.

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