Probate Attorney in Venice and St. Petersburg, FL
Serving Venice, North Port, Englewood, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater, and throughout Charlotte, Sarasota, Manatee, Pinellas, and Hillsborough Counties
With over 25 years of experience as an attorney, Robert Cemovich understands the confusion you are facing when contemplating the probate process. There can be far more questions than answers, especially when trying to understand the intricacies of Florida probate law.
Robert will provide you with answers to your questions regarding:
- dealing with current estate issues or problems
- the types of probate that may be available to you
- the related attorney’s fees and costs
Robert prides himself in providing high quality probate administration services for a very reasonable and competitive fee. All fees are discussed and agreed upon upfront.
Do you have questions or concerns regarding probate?
Or call Robert at:
727.490.7779 (St. Petersburg)
As a Probate Attorney in Venice FL and St. Petersburg, Robert has helped many people in Southwest Florida determine whether probate is necessary, and guided them with the probate process.
Types of Probate in Florida
The following is a brief overview of the most common types of court proceedings used in Florida to pass title of a decedent’s assets to the heirs or beneficiaries.
|Please Note:||The term ‘testate’ means there is a will.
The term ‘intestate’ means there is no will.
The term ‘decedent’ refers to the person who has passed away.
Summary administration – may be used in an estate administration if the value of the entire estate subject to administration in Florida, less the value of property exempt from the claims of creditors (e.g., homestead exempted property), does not exceed $75,000, or if the decedent has been dead for more than 2 years.
Formal administration (Florida Statutes, Chapter 733) – must be used if the decedent’s estate does not qualify for summary administration, that is the decedent has not been dead for more than 2 years and the value of decedent’s assets subject to administration in this state exceeds $75,000.
Even if a person dies without a will (“intestate”), a personal representative should always engage a qualified probate attorney to assist in the administration of the probate estate. Even in the simplest probate estate administration, legal issues could arise, many of which are unfamiliar to non-attorneys. The attorney for the personal representative represents and counsels the personal representative on his or her duties and obligations under Florida law to make sure the estate is properly administered from start to finish.
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About Cemovich Law Firm, P.A.
The Cemovich Law Firm, P.A. is a boutique law firm in Venice and St. Petersburg Florida, assisting clients in Venice, North Port, Englewood, Sarasota, Bradenton and worldwide with their probate, will and trust, and estate planning needs.