Probate for Small Estates in Florida CHAPTER 735 PROBATE CODE: SMALL ESTATES PART I SUMMARY ADMINISTRATION (ss. 735.201-735.2063) PART II DISPOSITION OF PERSONAL PROPERTY WITHOUT ADMINISTRATION (ss. 735.301, 735.302) PART I SUMMARY ADMINISTRATION 735.201 Summary administration; nature of proceedings. 735.202 May be administered in the same manner as other estates. 735.203 Petition for summary administration. 735.2055 Filing of petition. 735.206 Summary administration distribution. 735.2063 Notice to creditors.   735.201 Summary...

Closing Estates Under Florida's Probate Statute     PART IX CLOSING ESTATES 733.901 Final discharge. 733.903 Subsequent administration.   733.901 Final discharge.— (1) After administration has been completed, the personal representative shall be discharged. (2) The discharge of the personal representative shall release the personal representative and shall bar any action against the personal representative, as such or individually, and...

Special Provisions for Distribution Under Florida's Probate Statute PART VIII SPECIAL PROVISIONS FOR DISTRIBUTION 733.801 Delivery of devises and distributive shares. 733.802 Proceedings for compulsory payment of devises or distributive interest. 733.803 Encumbered property; liability for payment. 733.805 Order in which assets abate. 733.806 Advancement. 733.808 Death benefits; disposition of proceeds. 733.809 Right of retainer. 733.810 Distribution in kind; valuation. 733.811 Distribution; right or title of...

Creditor's Claims Under Florida's Probate Statute PART VII CREDITORS’ CLAIMS 733.701 Notifying creditors. 733.702 Limitations on presentation of claims. 733.703 Form and manner of presenting claim. 733.704 Amendment of claims. 733.705 Payment of and objection to claims. 733.706 Executions and levies. 733.707 Order of payment of expenses and obligations. 733.708 Compromise. 733.710 Limitations on claims against estates.   733.701 Notifying creditors.—Unless creditors’ claims are otherwise barred by s....

Duties and Powers of Personal Representative under Florida Probate Statute PART VI DUTIES AND POWERS OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE 733.601 Time of accrual of duties and powers. 733.602 General duties. 733.603 Personal representative to proceed without court order. 733.604 Inventories and accountings; public records exemptions. 733.6065 Opening safe-deposit box. 733.607 Possession of estate. 733.608 General power of the personal representative. 733.609 Improper exercise of power;...

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...