Estate Administration in Miami
Probate Attorney Serving Coral Gables
Estate administration is the second step of the
probate process. After the administrator or executor has been appointed and approved by
the Floridian court, the administrator or executor is in charge of administering
the estate. This can be a lengthy process, and if a step is completed
incorrectly, the process may be deferred for months. The normal timeframe
of the administration process is anywhere from a few months to a year,
depending on the type of estates and assets involved.
If any family issues or conflicts arise, this may also delay the probate
process. An experienced lawyer may be able to help the executor or administrator
during the entire administration process. If you have been named a personal
representative for a loved one,
Miami Probate Lawyer Susan E. Durre.
Duties of the Personal Representative
The personal representative must notify the appropriate parties of said
person's death. This includes creditors, beneficiaries, and anyone
else who has an interest in the person's estate. A notice of administration
is usually published in a newspaper in order to notify the necessary parties.
The administrator must then collect the assets, and inventory the items
that need to be recorded. This list of assets needs to be filed within
60 days of the administration notice.
If the decedent left any debts, the personal representative is responsible
for paying such debts before dividing the estate to the listed beneficiaries.
Assets and properties might have to be sold in order to pay off debts,
taxes, and any other outstanding fines. The final step of the administration
process is dividing the estate according to the decedent's will. If
a person dies without a will, it is known as dying intestate. The probate
court in the county in which the decedent resided in will appoint a personal
representative to settle the estate, and who will receive certain assets
How My Firm Can Help
I have the ability to help you and your family during the entire estate
administration process. It can be easy to make a mistake while administering
an estate, which is why it is ideal to hire an experienced probate lawyer.
Do not risk prolonging probate and the administration process.
Contact me as soon as you lose a loved one, in order to see how I may be able to
help. I serve clients in Miami, Coral Gables, and the surrounding areas.