Probate and Settle an Estate in Florida [NOOK Book]

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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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Probate and Settle an Estate in Florida

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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: 9781402235870
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/1/2006
  • Series: Legal Survival Guides
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 1,313,711
  • File size: 12 MB
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Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

Using Self-Help Law Books

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

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