Florida Summary Probate Administration and Other Types of Probate Estates

Florida has two basic forms for probate estates — full administration and summary administration. Many probate estates are subject to full administration, which can be costly and time-consuming. However, some estates may qualify for summary administration.

With summary administration, a person’s estate may be fully administered without all the necessary documents and steps required for full probate administration. However, the estate must meet one of two specific requirements to be eligible for a summary administration. In addition, the summary administration may not be the best option even if an estate qualifies for this streamlined probate process in Florida.

If your loved one has passed away, contact The Law Offices of Justin McMurray, P.A. by calling (352) 519-4299 or by using the contact form above to request a free consultation with our Ocala probate attorney.

What are the Qualifications for a Florida Summary Probate Administration?

The Process for Summary Probate Administration in Florida

Can There Be Reasons Why You Would Not Want to File for Summary Administration?

Yes, there could be instances in which full administration could be more beneficial even though an estate may qualify for summary administration. For example, if a small estate qualifies for summary administration, the estate assets are subject to creditor’s claims for up to two years from the date of the decedent’s death. Therefore, if you are worried about claims by creditors, you may want to consider full administration. Another issue that could impact summary probate administration is Florida’s homestead law for primary residences. You may need to request an order determining homestead with the order granting summary administration.

Contact a Ocala Probate Attorney for More Information

Our Ocala probate attorney can help you determine if your family member’s estate qualifies for summary probate administration and if that is the best course of action to protect yourself and the estate property. Before you proceed with any action in probate court, we encourage you to take advantage of our free consultation to learn about your options and legal rights regarding the probate estate.

Call The Law Offices of Justin McMurray, P.A. at (352) 519-4299 for help with all your probate and estate matters.


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