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What Is Probate?

When an individual dies, all of the decedent’s assets must be transferred out of his or her name.
Assets that are jointly owned, are payable on death or have a beneficiary designation typically do not have to go through probate.
All other assets that are titled solely in the decedent’s name must go through probate, which is a court-supervised process for identifying and taking possession of the decedent’s assets, paying the decedent’s debts, and distributing the remaining assets to the decedent’s beneficiaries.
Our attorneys are experienced in handling estate administration through the probate process.

Is Probate Required By Law In Florida?

There are two types of court-supervised probate administration under Florida law: formal administration and summary administration.
Probate administration can be necessary to execute a decedent’s estate plan or to administer an estate when a person has died without a will.
We have counseled and advised personal representatives and beneficiaries on all matters related to the probate process and have assisted families in the administration of estates of all sizes.
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Firm Overview

The Chauncey Law Firm, P.A., with offices located in Live Oak, Lake City and Jacksonville, Florida, provides a broad range of legal services to individuals, family farmers and businesses throughout the North Florida area. We represent and advise clients in the areas of bankruptcy, foreclosure and deficiency judgment proceedings, criminal defense, record seal/expunge, traffic citations, personal injury, estate planning and probate administration, family law and guardianships.