Reasons to Represent Yourself by Making Us Part of Your Florida Probate and Estates Legal Document Preparation Service

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Reasons to Represent Yourself by Making Us Part of Your Florida Probate and Estates Legal Document Preparation Service

People often assume they need a lawyer to handle Florida probate for small estates such as a Florida Probate Summary Administration, Florida Probate Summary Administration for Nonresident Decedent, or Ancillary Administration in Florida. If you are one of those who has ever had to probate someone’s estate, you may soon learn how you can avoid the probate process when you die, this could save your loves ones a lot of headache and time expended in probate court and from having to hire an attorney for them to get what you want them to acquire after your death. Either way, if you do need to probate a small estate and do not need legal advice, you can represent yourself and file a Petition for Summary Administration Intestate or Petition for Summary Administration Testate simply by completing your own Florida probate forms and filing them with the court. The Florida probate process is required whether the person dies with a Will of without a Will. People soon realize the cost of probating a Will in Florida can be astronomical. That’s because Probate lawyers in Florida can charge as much as $275 to $400 per hour, plus for every email and phone call. The good news is the State of Florida allows for pro se individuals to represent themselves in a Petition for Summary Administration if the value of the estate is less than $75,000.00 where you can save yourself a great deal of money with the help of a Florida probate legal forms specialist such as South Florida Legal Document Preparation Services. If you have homestead real property, this is not included in the value of the estate.  

In probating a small estate such as a Florida Summary Administration, most of the hard work is done by the estate’s executor, also sometimes called an administrator or personal representative, who is responsible for liquidating assets, getting appraisals, setting up bank accounts, paying debts and distributing assets. Unless it’s a very large estate and/or the Will or its provisions are being contested, the probate process for a Florida Summary Administration can be handled by an individual on their own.

Did you know the number of people in Florida are turning out in droves deciding to go the Do-it-Yourself Probate route by obtaining the assistance of a Florida Probate Legal Document Preparation Service? This is a great option to saving money and also many find it simplifies things by utilizing the services of South Florida Legal Doc Prep Services, LLC, virtually, all from the comfort of their own home or office in their own time no matter where in the State of Florida you reside. Not only that, people who reside outside the State of Florida also utilize our services for Petition for Ancillary Administration probate matters and Petition for Summary Administration Non-Resident Decedent probate matters as well.

Some of the Probate forms/documents we assist with are as follows:

• Petition/Order for Summary Administration Intestate
• Petition/Order for Summary Administration Intestate Nonresident Decedent
• Petition/Order for Summary Administration Testate
• Petition/Order for Summary Administration Testate Nonresident Decedent
• Petition/Order to Determine Homestead Status of Real Property
• Petition/Order for Ancillary Administration
• Order Admitting Will to Probate
• Order Admitting Will of Nonresident to Probate
• Notice to Creditors and Formal Notice/Proof of Service
• Affidavit of Heirs
• Affidavit Regarding Criminal History
• Summary Administration Checklist
• Homestead Status Checklist
• Joinder, Waiver and Consent

Some of the Estate Planning Forms we can assist you with which some will help you avoid probate are as follows:

• Revocable Living Trust *
• Pour-Over Will
• Simple Will
• Living Will
• Durable Power of Attorney (Financial)
• Designation of Health Care Surrogate
• Final Disposition Instructions
• Pre-Need Guardian
• Lady Bird Deed (Enhanced Life Estate Deed)

South Florida Legal Doc Prep Services, LLC (“SFLDPS”) is a Florida limited liability company. We are not lawyers and we do not provide legal representation, legal advice or legal advocacy in any way, shape, or form. However, what we do offer is an impeccable service at an affordable price for those who, for whatever reason, have made the decision to try the DIY Probate approach representing themselves simply with the assistance of a Florida Probate Legal Document Preparer.

We are not just any probate legal forms document preparation service. We are backed with over 25 years probate legal documentation experience so we do know how to fill out the proper Florida probate forms and are very knowledgeable with court procedures required in the State of Florida. We have a very fast turn-around-time and are very responsive to our clients.

This blog does not constitute legal advice and does not establish an attorney-client relationship.

If you need legal advice, please contact a lawyer directly.

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