What is Probate Administration, and What if there’s No Will?

Probate administration is the process whereby a will is admitted to probate and thereby deemed to be the “last will.” Continue reading

Summary Probate Administration – Abbreviated Probate

Probate is the court-supervised process for collecting the assets of a deceased person, ensuring payment of the decedent’s debts, and distributing the remaining assets of the decedent to his or her beneficiaries. Continue reading

What’s the Difference between Trust Administration and Probate Administration?

Trust administration is the process whereby assets and cash which were funded into a revocable or irrevocable trust during the decedent’s lifetime or “poured into the trust after his or her passing,” are gathered and made ready for distribution to … Continue reading

Probate Administration: 4 Examples of Probate Assets

Probate administration only applies to probate assets. Probate assets are those assets that the decedent owned in his or her sole name at death, or that were owned by the decedent and one or more co-owners and lacked a provision for automatic succession … Continue reading

Is it required to supervise probate administration?

Is it required to supervise probate administration? If the decedent’s will designated a personal representative, the judge will decide if that person is qualified to serve as the administrator of the will. Continue reading

What are Probate Assets? Are Real Estate, Insurance Policies and IRA’s Probate Assets?

Probate administration only applies to probate assets. Probate assets are those assets that the decedent owned in his or her sole name at death, or that were owned by the decedent and one or more co-owners and lacked a provision for automatic succession of ownership at death. Continue reading

Contested Guardianship, Probate, Trusts, and Fiduciary Litigation

BaskinFleece is a trusts and estates law firm that primarily deals with controversies involving estates, trusts, wills and guardianships in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater. Continue reading

What everyone should know about Probate.

What is Probate? Probate is a court-supervised process for identifying and gathering the assets of a deceased person (decedent), paying the decedent’s debts, and distributing the decedent’s assets to his or her beneficiaries. In general, the decedent’s assets are used … Continue reading