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Is a Probate Attorney Necessary in Florida?

If you are the executor of an estate in Florida, you may wonder if you need to hire a probate attorney. The answer to this question depends on a few factors.

  1. If the estate is complex or there are potential disputes among the heirs, it is probably wise to hire an attorney. An experienced probate attorney can help you navigate the process and protect your interests.

  2. Even if the estate is relatively straightforward, hiring an attorney may be a good idea if you do not feel comfortable handling the paperwork and other aspects of probate yourself. An attorney can take care of all of that for you.

It is worth noting that in some cases, Florida law requires the executor to hire an attorney. For example, if the estate includes real estate in multiple states, the executor must hire an attorney.

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as the need for a probate attorney will depend on the particulars of each estate. However, a probate attorney is often needed in Florida when property or assets are distributed after someone dies.

If you are unsure whether or not you need to hire a probate attorney, then it is best to consult with an attorney to determine if probate is needed and if an attorney is required.

  • Published: Oct 28, 2022
  • Updated: Dec 25, 2023

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