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Probate & Trust Administration

What is Probate & Trust Administration?

Trust administration and probate are the legal processes in Florida which are used to facilitate the transfer of a deceased person’s assets to new owners. Executors and trustees take a lead role in these processes, but heirs and family members may also have an important role to play.

What is the difference between probate and administration?

One of two Grant of Representation can be issued, Grant of Probate and Letters of Administration. A Grant of Probate is only issued to named Executors of the Will, while Letters of Administration are issued to the persons entitled under the rules of intestacy if the deceased died without a Will.

What does administration mean in probate?

Estate administration is the process of handling all of a person’s legal and tax affairs after they’ve died. In short, this means dealing with their assets, debts, and taxes before distributing inheritance to the estate’s beneficiaries.

What is trust administration?

Trust administration refers to the tasks associated with managing the assets, distributions, and filings of a trust. The tasks can often be quite complex and time sensitive.

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