Probate and Settle an Estate in Florida, 6E

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#1 Florida Probate Book

SIMPLIFY SETTLING AN ESTATE
Settling a loved one's estate - whether a will is present or not - is not difficult, but it is filled with legal technicalities you have to know. Probate and Settle an Estate in Florida clarifies all of these rules and ...

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Overview

#1 Florida Probate Book

SIMPLIFY SETTLING AN ESTATE
Settling a loved one's estate - whether a will is present or not - is not difficult, but it is filled with legal technicalities you have to know. Probate and Settle an Estate in Florida clarifies all of these rules and takes you through the process in an easy-to-understand fashion. Let it help you put this trying time behind you .

LEARN HOW TO:

  • Navigate Through the Probate Process
  • End Claims Made by Creditors
  • Prioritize Your Responsibilities to the Estate
  • Close an Estate with No Will

READY-TO-GO FORMS with Step-by-Step Instructions

ESSENTIAL DOCUMENTS YOU NEED TO:

  • Protect your family
  • Distribute property
  • Resolve tax-related matters
  • Finalize outstanding issues

And much more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572485587
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2006
  • Series: Sphinx Legal Ser.
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 1,371,402
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

Gudrun Nickel received her bachelor's degree from the University of Kansas, her master's degree from the University of Wisonsin-Milwaukee, and her law degree from Washburn University of law in Topeka. Licensed to practice law in Florida, Illinois, Kansas, and Montana, Ms. Nickel currently resides in Naples, Florida.
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Table of Contents

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Introduction

Chapter 1: An Overview of Probate
When Probate Is Necessary Different Probate Procedures Types of Ownership of Property Property Subject to Probate Representing the Estate Estate and Inheritance Taxes Nonresident Decedent Filing Fees Execution of Documents Length of Probate Simple Probate Using an Attorney Finding an Attorney Other Things to Do

Chapter 2: Formal Administration with a Will
The Probate Process Petition for Administration Notice of Petition for Administration Oath of Personal Representative Designation of Resident Agent Oath of Witness Commission Lost or Misplaced Will Death Certificate Filing Fees Bond Order Admitting Will to Probate and Appointing Personal Representative Letters of Administration Notice of Administration Notice to Creditors When Debts Exceed Assets Administering the Estate IRS Form SS-4
Inventory Exempt Property Homestead Spouse's Share Preliminary Notice and Report Adversary Proceedings Order of Payment Unclaimed Property
(Final) Accounting of Personal Representative and Petition for Discharge Receipt of Beneficiaries Order of Discharge Tax Returns

Chapter 3: Formal Administration without a Will
The Probate Process Petition for Administration Notice of Petition for Administration Oath of Personal Representative Designation of Resident Agent Death Certificate Filing Fees Bond Order Admitting Will to Probate and Appointing Personal Representative (without a Will)
Letters of Administration Notice of Administration Notice to Creditors When Debts Exceed Assets Administering the Estate IRS Form SS-4
Inventory Exempt Property Homestead Spouse's Share Preliminary Notice and Report Adversary Proceedings Order of Payment Unclaimed Property
(Final) Accounting of Personal Representative and Petition for Discharge Receipt of Beneficiaries Order of Discharge Tax Returns

Chapter 4: Small Estate Summary Administration with a Will
Oath of Witness Commission The Petition Order of Summary Administration Preliminary Notice and Report Notice to Creditors Converting from Formal Administration to Summary Administration

Chapter 5: Small Estate Summary Administration without a Will
The Petition Order of Summary Administration Preliminary Notice and Report Notice to Creditors Converting from Formal Administration to Summary Administration

Chapter 6: Disposition of Personal Property without Administration
Income Tax Refunds

Glossary

Appendix A: Florida Statutes
Appendix B: Florida Probate Rules
Appendix C: Florida Probate Checklists
Appendix D: Blank Forms
Index

Gudrun Maria Nickel received her law degree from Washburn University School of Law in Topeka. She is licensed to practice law in Florida, Illinois, Kansas and Montana. Ms. Nickel has taught courses on several legal subjects. She currently practices law in Naples, Florida.

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