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The Role of a Personal Representative In Probate Proceedings

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

When a person passes away, and they leave a will behind, there is a specific process that the state wants their heirs to follow in terms of liquidating the estate. With very rare exceptions, every person passes away with at least some assets to their name – items such as automobiles, land, and smaller… Read More »

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Why Do I Need A Probate Attorney?

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

If you have had a recent death among your loved ones, you may be feeling overwhelmed with not only saying goodbye, but also with all the legal ramifications surrounding the disposal of their property, especially if they did not leave a will or other estate plan. In Florida, the large majority of estates go… Read More »

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When A Will Is Challenged

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

For better or worse, it is not uncommon to have a last will and testament challenged in Florida courts. The criteria for a will to be valid in Florida are straightforward, but strict, and it does happen that a beneficiary will file to challenge the document, whether in good faith or bad. If you… Read More »

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Florida Probate Issues And The Homestead

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

It is not uncommon in this day and age that older people, especially those with significant assets, might divide their time between multiple homes instead of having one main domicile. If this happens in your family, however, it has a good chance at severely complicating the probate proceedings that any estate will have to… Read More »

Living Trusts and Florida Probate

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

In many states, the creation of a living trust is recommended by competent estate planning and probate attorneys so as to avoid the headache of a drawn-out probate court proceeding. However, what many do not realize is that there are some situations in which probate cannot be avoided. Understanding the finer mechanics of Florida… Read More »

Property in Probate & Intestacy

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

When you lose a loved one, your life immediately changes. You suddenly have a thousand things to do, chief among them disposing of property and ensuring that all their bequests are honored. Submitting their estate to probate is one of the things that needs doing fastest, and yet can take the most time. Most… Read More »

What Is Probate & When Is It Necessary In Florida?

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

In the midst of emotional grief following the passing of a loved one, family members are forced to deal with the confusing legal process called probate. Many people have misunderstandings on how this complex legal proceeding takes place.  Probate is a court-supervised process for identifying and gathering the assets of a decedent, paying the… Read More »

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