Probate Florida

Probate value
Net Value less property exempt from claims of creditors, for example, homestead real property.  Calculate net value by determining fair market value and deducting secured and unsecured debt.
Small Estate Affidavit
Not available
Summary Administration
Available if the deceased died within the last two years and the value of the probate estate is less than $75,000.
Surviving spouse procedure
No special process. 
Ancillary Probate
N/A
Statutory Attorney Fees*
Reasonable fees
Statutory Executor Fees
Reasonable fees
Probate Court Costs
Pay a fee when forms are filed with the court. 
Do It Yourself Support
An individual must hire an attorney when a normal probate case is required. 
Probate Statutes
N/A
Special Notes
Florida requires a personal representative named in a will to be related or married to someone who was related to the decedent.   If not, the will be considered a defective will. 

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