Ancillary Probate Is Complex – You Need Legal Guidance
When a Florida property owner dies but was not a Florida resident at the time, probate is handled differently. “Ancillary probate,” is a secondary proceeding compared to the standard probate process.
At The Castro Law Firm, PLLC, in Royal Palm Beach, attorney Taren L. Castro assists families with ancillary probate matters in the Treasure Coast area. It is best to work with a lawyer who is familiar with the Florida process. Speak with attorney Castro about your probate needs; your consultation is free.
What Happens When A Nonresident Dies Owning Florida Property?
It is not uncommon for people who live in other states to own property in Florida. “Snowbirds” who reside in other states and winter in Florida are a good example of when ancillary probate is necessary. Their Florida residence and/or assets must go through probate even though the probate process is taking place in their state or country of residence.
If you are unsure about whether you need this type of probate, just call the firm and ask.
How Long Does Ancillary Probate Take?
Like the regular probate process, ancillary probate is either summary or formal. Attorney Castro can tell you which process applies in your case. Summary administration is for smaller estates and formal administration is for estates worth more than $75,000. Formal administration, typically takes longer than summary administration.
The Castro Law Firm, PLLC, Can Provide The Help You Need
Attorney Castro understands that this is a stressful time for you and your family. She will manage ancillary probate for you, keeping you updated on its status regularly.