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Florida Summary Administration

Jacksonville Summary Administration

Summary Administration is for a limited number of circumstances and generally for smaller estates or those where the decedent has been dead for more than 2 years. The Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC handles cases of Summary Administration Probate in Jacksonville, Duval County, St. Johns County, and Clay County and the rest of Florida.

In a Florida Summary Administration, the individual must have either died more than 2 years ago or the assets that are subject to the administration of the probate must be less than $75,000. When calculating the assets subject to probate, its important to remember the life insurance, stock accounts, retirement accounts, bank accounts and one's main home is not usually subject to probate. If you do not meet these qualificaitons you may need to use a standard Florida Probate.

Often an individual's primary asset was their home. When this is a homestead, it passes directly to their heirs as proscribed by the Florida Constitution. One problem with this is that even though title to the home will pass, it is not considered Marketable Title. Marketable Title is one that is free from the threats of litigation. Because of this, most title companies will require a determination of the homestead status on the house. Once this is done, the deed to the home can be cleared up and the property will be able to be sold.

The Law Office of David M. Goldman works with clients all over the world to clear title to homes through a Florida Summary Administration.

If you need help with a Florida Summary Administration Probate an individual or a family member who resided in Florida or had real property in Florida at the time of their death CONTACT our Florida Probate Lawyers by email or call us at 904-685-1200 to discuss your situation today.

To determine how much your probate should cost and begin to gather and organize the information necessary for the Florida Probate, please take a few moments and request our Florida Probate Intake Form.

Client Reviews
After years of trying to protect my assets from creditors, I was shocked to find out that my assets were unprotected in ways I had never considered. Not only had I placed my assets at risk from my mother's creditors, but I had placed my assets at risk from other family members who were intent on manipulation. When my mother died, I discovered that a family member had changed my mother's estate planning documents. Mr. Goldman and his team were able to explain what went wrong and successfully defended my position in court. During the case, I learned that I could have had much better protection from family and creditors, thus avoiding years of litigation and undue familial stress. When it comes to protecting your assets and your family, I would highly recommend hiring Mr. Goldman and his team. Bill H.
As a real estate agent, I have been involved with many property transactions where I needed a probate attorney to help facilitate the transaction. I have used the services of Mr. Goldman and his staff over the last several years and continue to use them on a regular basis. His office has been able to navigate the court system and help estates sell their property quickly and efficiently. In addition, Mr. Goldman can help real estate investors structure trusts to protect their assets from creditors. Michael Starling
This office is fantastic. I was faced with a horrible situation and this office helped to put an end to the untenable situation. Ms. Kendal Schoepfer was always available before, during, and after office hours to answer any questions that I had. I highly recommend this law office to all. Tisha Brown
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Attorney Robert Wilbert of David M Goldman, PLLC, will be the first and only attorney I would ever recommend to a consumer in my position. Mr. Wilbert was professional, answered my numerous questions without hesitation, provided straightforward answers and options. He explained the process thoroughly. He was available to assist before and after the process to make sure all issues had been resolved. I feel extremely confident in referring anyone to him who was facing as many obstacles as I was. Thank you Attorney Robert Wilbert for standing by my side through this! Kameron Knowlton