Who gets involved in the probate process?

Summary Administration

Depending upon the facts of the situation, any of the following six may have a role to play in the probate administration of the decedent’s estate:

1. Personal representative (or executor).

2. Attorney providing legal advice to the personal representative throughout the probate process.

3. Clerk of the circuit court in the county in which the decedent was domiciled at the time of the decedent’s death.

4. Circuit court judge.

5. Those filing claims in the probate proceeding relative to debts incurred by the decedent during his or her lifetime, such as credit card issuers and health care providers.

6. Internal Revenue Service (IRS), as to any federal income taxes that the decedent may owe, any income taxes that the decedent’s probate estate may owe, and, sometimes as to federal gift, estate or generation-skipping transfer tax matters.

If you need probate help, BaskinFleece can be contacted at 727.572.4545.

The informational text at the top of the blog is courtesy of The Florida Bar and represents general legal advice. Because the law is continually changing, some provisions in this blog may be out of date. It is always best to consult an attorney about your legal rights and responsibilities in your particular case.
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