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How Do I Know If I Need To Probate A Property In Order To Sell It? – Lulich & Attorneys

How Do I Know If I Need To Probate A Property In Order To Sell It? – Lulich & Attorneys How Do I Know If I Need To Probate A Property In Order To Sell It? You may not know if you need to probate property to sell it. The laws surrounding the distribution of property after a loved one passes away are complex. Unless you have legal experience, it can be challenging to understand […]

The Consequences of Dying without a Will in Florida – Lulich & Attorneys

The Consequences of Dying without a Will in Florida – Lulich & Attorneys Everyone who is married, has children, or has substantial assets should consider preparing a will. With a will, you can direct who gets your property instead of giving the state of Florida the authority to distribute your property. With a will, you can direct who raises your children. If you don’t have a will, the […]

FAQS about Florida Probate Rules and Procedures – Lulich & Attorneys

FAQS about Florida Probate Rules and Procedures – Lulich & Attorneys The probate process is very confusing for most non-lawyers. There are terms of art that are foreign to most people. The rules are often unclear. Many Indian River County residents are not sure what the probate court is and what the court does. We hope these questions and answers will provide some clarity. The best […]

Factors in Choosing a Personal Representative for Your Estate – Lulich & Attorneys

Factors in Choosing a Personal Representative for Your Estate – Lulich & Attorneys It is critical that you choose the correct personal representative to handle your estate after you die. You can appoint the personal representative in your will. The personal representative identifies and collects all your assets, pays all your bills, accounts for all your money, and distributes the assets to the correct heirs. The correct personal […]

What Steps Can Be Taken to Show A Decedent Had Testamentary Capacity – Lulich & Attorneys

What Steps Can Be Taken to Show A Decedent Had Testamentary Capacity – Lulich & Attorneys Will contests can take place on several grounds. Contests occur because someone believes he or she should have gotten more.  Most wills provide for the spouse and the children. If a child is left out of a will, they are likely to seek Florida probate and estate counsel – to contest the will. A testamentary […]

How Does Ancillary Probate Administration of Florida Property Work? – Lulich & Attorneys

How Does Ancillary Probate Administration of Florida Property Work? – Lulich & Attorneys Many non-Florida residents have homes and other properties in Florida. Florida attracts many people from cold climates who love to live in Florida for the warmth in the winter months. If a New Yorker or someone from Iowa buys a home, a condo, or other property in Florida then many issues arise when that out-of-state […]

Why You Need a Probate Attorney – Lulich & Attorneys

Why You Need a Probate Attorney – Lulich & Attorneys It may be tempting to think you can handle your estate without consulting with an experienced Florida probate lawyer. A respected probate attorney can help the testator prepare the right legal documents to save on taxes, minimize attacks against your will, and maximize the amount you have available for your family and loved ones. How […]

What Rights Does a Florida Beneficiary Have? – Lulich Attorneys

What Rights Does a Florida Beneficiary Have? – Lulich Attorneys A devisee or heir has several Florida beneficiary rights under Florida estate law. These are some of the most basic estate and probate rights. These rights are set for the Florida estate statutes and the rules of the Florida probate court. The experienced probate and estate lawyers at our Vero Beach and Sebastian offices can […]

When Can a Non-Florida Resident Serve as Personal Representative?

When Can a Non-Florida Resident Serve as Personal Representative? Florida-domiciled residents should not consider appointing a non-Florida personal representative of their estate. It’s generally best to appoint someone executor who lives in Florida.  Being a personal representative means spending a lot of time in Florida. This includes collecting, accounting for, and distributing the assets. It can include working with local appraisers. The executor or […]