The Law Office of My Florida Probate, P.A.
Providing Legal Assistance with Probate throughout Florida.


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Dawn Ellis
Attorney at Law


HELP WITH FLORIDA PROBATE 

  • During the last 19 years, I've handled more than 1,200 probate cases throughout Florida.
  • I can provide legal assistance with probate in any of Florida's 67 counties.
  • You can receive a free, no-obligation case review and flat-fee quote for probate services.
  • 99% of the time you won't have to travel or appear in court.

WORKING WITH CLIENTS 

  • Whenever possible the first objective is to avoid probate altogether.
  • If probate is required I'll  evaluate your case, explain the types of probate available to you, and provide a no-obligation, flat-fee quote for attorney’s fees and costs.
  • Once retained, I'm here to answers your questions throughout the case, provide documentation, and file all pleadings electronically. 
  • My role is to keep the process as simple, straightforward, and stress-free as possible for you. Ongoing attorney-client communication is a key to this outcome.



A FEW NOTES FROM CLIENTS

Thanks Dawn. I never thought that an attorney could be such a comfort during such a difficult period. You've been pretty much perfect in all ways and you will always be most appreciated. Dare I say that you've changed my opinions of attorneys in general? No...you are just 1 in a million!
                                                  -M.G.


Thank you so much for your help with Dad's Florida probate. I had no idea how I was going to get it done but you made it so simple. I will highly recommend your services!
                                                                                         -L.L. 


Letting you know that we received the last documents closing the probate for my mother's estate. We want to thank you for getting us  through the probate process during a difficult time of loss. We appreciate all your work, efforts, and information in getting it completed and throughout the judicial process. We'd be happy to highly recommend your services to anyone in need. Again, our heartfelt thanks.
                                                                                                                -C. and D. B

Thank you! Please know you have been a great attorney to deal with and should you need a reference you can count on us!
                    -K.O.

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TYPES OF PROBATE IN FLORIDA


Formal Administration

-Can be done with or without a Will.

-Is the most common form of Florida probate. Involves the appointment of a Personal
 Representative(s) and issuance of Letters of Administration.


-Must be used when the decedent (person who has passed away) has been dead less than
 2 years AND the estate's assets are greater than $75,000, not including the primary
 residence.

-Must be used when the Will includes a provision requiring it.

-Should be used when the estate owes money to Creditors and/or there are special
 circumstances involving heirs.

-Should be used if the estate is involved in a law suit.


Summary Administration

-Can be done with or without a Will.

-Can be done if the entire estate is worth less than $75,000, not including the primary
 residence.

-Can be done regardless of the size of the estate if the decedent (person who has passed
 away) has been dead for at least 2 years.

-Can be done if the Will does not include a provision requiring formal administration.
 
-Does not involve the use of an appointed Personal Representative or issuance of Letters of
 Administration.

-Transfers title to real property directly into the names of the beneficiaries.


-Is an 'abbreviated' form of probate in that it is usually opened and closed much faster than
 a formal administration.



Admission of Foreign Will to Record

-Must involve a Will that has been probated in another state.

-Is the most abbreviated form of probate
.

-Can only be used when the Florida estate assets are real property, usually a second
 home, condominium, or vacant lot.


-Is commonly used when property in Florida is being sold and probate was only done in
 another state. The seller needs the title conveyed to them
in the public record in Florida
 so they
can legally transfer the ownership to the Buyer(s).

-Should NOT be used when the estate owes money to Creditors and/or there are special
 circumstances involving heirs.

-Transfers title to real property directly into the names of the beneficiaries.


Disposition Without Administration


-Can ONLY be used when funeral costs and the last 60 days of medical expenses paid by
 someone other than the decedent exceed the value of the decedent's personal property
.

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Forms can be obtained directly from the County Clerk's office.
  A list of ALL of Florida's 67 County Clerks' offices can be found here.




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Contact Information


Mailing Address 
P.O. Box 952
Floral City, FL 34436-0952

Tel: 866-465-8046*
Fax: 352-726-6117

*FREE Flat-fee quotes are provided ONLINE ONLY.

Consultation available in Inverness, FL by appointment only.




Office hours are:

9:00AM - 5:00PM Mon-Thur.

9:00AM - 3:00PM Friday

(Eastern Standard Time)



Available for consultation in Inverness, FL by appointment only.
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