Category: Probate Law

How is a Mortgage Handled in Probate?
An important part of your estate planning strategy is ensuring that you make things as easy as possible for your loved ones after you pass away. One thing that’s important [...]
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How Many Different Types of Probate are There in Florida?
You may, at first blush, think that the probate process is the same for everyone and that the process simply takes into account differences in the value of different people’s [...]
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Let Us Answer Your Ancillary Probate FAQs
You may have heard the term “ancillary probate,” but don’t know what it means.  So, if you need an answer to the question, “what is ancillary probate?” this is the [...]
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So, Does Life Insurance Have to Go Through Probate?
“If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll end up someplace else.” – Yogi Berra. Yogi Berra was not only a great ballplayer, but some of the most clever, confusing-yet-still-true [...]
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Back to Basics: We Answer Some of Your Florida Probate Questions
As experienced estate attorneys, we at Doane & Doane, PA., love to answer questions from our clients. Lots of times, as you can see in our weekly blog we handle [...]
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What is a Fixed Fee Probate?
There are a number of drawbacks to the probate process when administering the estate of someone who has passed away. The four main challenges are expense, time, privacy, and control [...]
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The Probate Process 101: Your Guide to Florida Probate
It is always a good time to get back to basics. Each state in the U.S. has their own laws with regard to probating a deceased person’s estate, and Florida [...]
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TELL ME ABOUT LEAVING PROPERTY IN A WILL IN FLORIDA
Whenever we think of passing on our assets, and our legacy, to our family, the document that looms largest is always the last will and testament. Indeed, there are many [...]
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Probate and Life Insurance, How Do They Relate to One Another?
One of the most common questions we get at Doane & Doane, PA is “does life insurance go through probate?” The short answer to that question is “no . . [...]
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What Are the Rights of Creditors and Surviving Family Members in Probate?
After a loved one passes away, it can be a very emotional, overwhelming time. The last thing on the family’s mind may be settling the deceased’s estate. But unfortunately, the [...]
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