Published On: September 20th, 2012 | Author: Perry Law, P.C. | Category: Estate Planning and Probate Florida
So, you’ve received a Notice of Administration regarding a probate case in the mail. But what does this mean? After a will has been submitted to probate, the personal representative is required to serve the Notice of Administration on the decedent’s surviving spouse, beneficiaries, certain trustees, and persons who may be entitled to exempt property, if the same are known to the personal representative.
The Notice of Administration then provides these parties with basic information regarding the probate. This includes the name of the decedent, the file number, the court’s information, the date of the will, and the personal representative and his or her attorneys’ information. Essentially, this informs an interested party of the case and allows them to evaluate the next steps.
The next steps may include filing an objection to the validity of a will, the qualifications of the personal representative, the venue, or the jurisdiction of the court. In addition, the next steps may include asserting rights to exempt property or an election to take an elective share. Its prudent to speak with an attorney as soon as possible after receiving the Notice of Administration, since the next steps often (if not always) have deadlines that begin to run with service of the Notice of Administration.
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