Dancing Through Property Sales: Underwriters, Online Notaries, and the Florida Statutes Two-Step

Introduction Selling a property can be a complex process, like a well-choreographed dance with each step leading to a grand finale. However, even the most elegant waltz can be disrupted by a misstep or an unexpected tango with an underwriter. While title companies and their underwriters play a critical role in ensuring a smooth and … Read more

Florida Lady Bird Deeds: A Simple Solution for Property Transfer

Lady Bird Deed Florida

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Florida Lady Bird Deeds are an increasingly popular way to transfer property ownership while maintaining control over the property during the owner’s lifetime. Also known as an Enhanced Life Estate Deed, this legal instrument is a simple yet effective way to avoid probate and transfer property to heirs without going through … Read more

Navigating Summary Administration in Florida: A Detailed Look at this Shortened Type of Probate and the Use of Nonlawyer Document Preparation Services

Florida Last Will and Testament Forms

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Introduction When dealing with estate matters in Florida, the probate process can be daunting. However, there’s a quicker, less complex path: Summary Administration – a streamlined form of probate available under specific circumstances. This post will provide an in-depth exploration of Summary Administration, its advantages, requirements, the role of nonlawyer document … Read more

Florida Electronic Wills: The Importance of a Qualified Custodian for Self-Proving Wills

Florida Qualified Custodian Electronic Wills

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Florida Self Proving Electronic Wills and Qualified Custodians As technology continues to advance, so does the way we handle legal matters, including estate planning. In Florida, electronic wills have become a popular alternative to traditional paper-based wills. However, to ensure a smooth probate process, it’s crucial to understand that Florida electronic … Read more

Court Access in Florida: The View from Two Perspectives

Pro Se Florida Relative Adoption Forms

COURT ACCESS IN FLORIDA:  THE VIEW FROM TWO PERSPECTIVES Justice in Florida will be accessible, fair, effective, responsive, and accountable. ~ Vision of the Florida Judicial Branch – 2008 Over ten years ago, these words led the report from the Florida Supreme Court’s Commission on Trial Court Performance and Accountability addressing the issue of Pro … Read more

Probate Orders – Petition for Summary Administration

Summary Administration Probate

Filing Proposed Orders of Summary Administration and Homestead with the Court There are many challenges that pro se parties face in filing a petition for summary administration in Florida.  One such challenge is how to actually get proposed summary administration probate orders in front of a judge to be reviewed and signed. One would think … Read more