Resignation and Removal of Personal Representatives Under Florida Probate Statute   PART V CURATORS; RESIGNATION AND REMOVAL OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES 733.501 Curators. 733.502 Resignation of personal representative. 733.503 Appointment of successor upon resignation. 733.5035 Surrender of assets after resignation. 733.5036 Accounting and discharge following resignation. 733.504 Removal of personal representative; causes for removal. 733.505 Jurisdiction in removal proceedings. 733.506 Proceedings for removal. 733.5061 Appointment of successor upon...

Fiduciary Bonds Under Florida Probate Statute   PART IV FIDUCIARY BONDS 733.402 Bond of fiduciary; when required; form. 733.403 Amount of bond. 733.404 Liability of surety. 733.405 Release of surety. 733.406 Bond premium allowable as expense of administration.   733.402 Bond of fiduciary; when required; form.— (1) Unless the bond requirement has been waived by the will or by the court, every fiduciary...

Issues Pertaining to Personal Representative Under Florida's Probate Statute PART III PREFERENCE IN APPOINTMENT AND QUALIFICATIONS OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE 733.301 Preference in appointment of personal representative. 733.302 Who may be appointed personal representative. 733.303 Persons not qualified. 733.304 Nonresidents. 733.305 Trust companies and other corporations and associations. 733.306 Effect of appointment of debtor. 733.307 Succession of administration. 733.308 Administrator ad litem. 733.309 Executor de son tort. 733.3101 Personal representative...

Commencing Administration Under Florida's Probate Statute   PART II COMMENCING ADMINISTRATION 733.201 Proof of wills. 733.202 Petition. 733.204 Probate of a will written in a foreign language. 733.205 Probate of notarial will. 733.206 Probate of will of resident after foreign probate. 733.207 Establishment and probate of lost or destroyed will. 733.208 Discovery of later will. 733.209 Estates of missing persons. 733.212 Notice of administration; filing of...

Intestate Succession Under Florida's Probate Statute   INTESTATE SUCCESSION PART 1   733.101 Venue of probate proceedings. 733.103 Effect of probate. 733.104 Suspension of statutes of limitation in favor of the personal representative. 733.105 Determination of beneficiaries. 733.1051 Limited judicial construction of will with federal tax provisions. 733.106 Costs and attorney’s fees. 733.1061 Fees and costs; will reformation and modification. 733.107 Burden of...

Florida Probate Code: Intestate Succession and Wills   Intestate succession in Florida governs the inheritance of property when someone passes away without a valid last will and testament.   PART I INTESTATE SUCCESSION 732.101 Intestate estate. 732.102 Spouse’s share of intestate estate. 732.103 Share of other heirs. 732.104 Inheritance per stirpes. 732.105 Half blood. 732.106 Afterborn heirs. 732.107 Escheat. 732.108 Adopted persons and persons born...

New Webisode on Crash Course on Wills! Watch a 5 minute jam packed overview of last will and testaments! A new video on Trusts will be released in two weeks. Stay tuned! Please don't forget to like and subscribe to our channel (youtube.com/HaimoLawTV). Author: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. Haimo...

Should you cut corners when it comes to your estate plan? Do it yourself (DIY) estate planning is not a very smart move. See the link below or click this link for a piece by Consumer Reports. There are many areas in life where you can...

Do We Still Need Credit Shelter Trusts? Estate planning consists of basic planning and complex planning. On one hand, the goal of basic planning is to avoid probate and guardianship, ensure a large element of control over the transfer of property to your beneficiaries and preserve...

Debunking Last Will and Testament Myths   The more clients I encounter, the more important I feel it myths or common misconceptions relating to Wills (last will and testaments) are cleared up. Hopefully being more informed will facilitate more personalized and appropriate decision making. Here are five...