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The Types of Probate in Florida

Monday, March 5, 2012

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When someone dies, his or her remaining estate is handled through a process called probate. Probate deals with the debts, assets, and other remaining situations of someone’s estate. It usually works together with the deceased’s will and with any claims from creditors or other interested parties, all the while following the rules and procedures set […]

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Do I Have to File for Guardianship if My Child Received a Settlement or Death Benefits?

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

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Florida law (Florida State Statutes 744.301(2)) states that a minor needs the protection of a guardianship when they are the recipient of certain amounts and types of money.  If your minor child receives funds that equal up to $15,000, the natural guardianship of a parent or parents is sufficient. No further official guardianship papers need to […]

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