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Can the Homestead Exemption Apply to a Mobile Home in Probate?

The homestead exemption in Florida can protect a home from creditor claims when it meets certain requirements. Pursuant to the Florida constitution in Article X, Section 4(a), real property can qualify as a homestead “if located outside a municipality, to the extent of one hundred sixty acres of contiguous land and improvements there […]; or Read More

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What if the Will is Not Self-Proving?

In a previous blog, we discussed the need for a will to be self-proving. In other words, that the will include an acknowledgment or affidavit by the person whose will it is and two witnesses. But what if the will you need to probate isn’t self-proving? It depends on the circumstances. If the decedent, person Read More

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What Does a Personal Representative Do?

Maybe you knew the day would come. Or maybe you were surprised to find out when you read the Will. Perhaps someone else read the Will and then informed you. Whatever the case, it is YOUR name listed to be the personal representative of the estate. What does that mean for you? What does a Read More

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Can You File a Probate Without a Will?

David’s father passed away recently. He wants to open a probate to distribute his father’s assets.  However, he read online that he needs a will to initiate the probate.  Here’s the problem, he doesn’t have a will.  So now what should he do? First of all, he needs to be sure that there is no Read More

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