Better Students Ask More Questions.
What are the steps to closing a probate estate in Florida?
1 Answer | add yours
- If there is no will, the person has died "intestate." In this case, number of things may happen:
- If married, all assets go to the surviving spouse, unless there are descendants.
If there is a will, properly signed and witnessed, then the named beneficiaries will receive property as designated. Prior to death, the person may also have appointed a representative to distribute assets.
If the deceased was married with children, there are many complicated rules that must be followed. The link below will summarize the various situations.
There are many players involved in closing a probate case, including court clerks, judges, the executor of the will, and the IRS. Considerations of tax liability and trust funds may also be involved before a probate case can be considered closed.
Posted by currerbell on June 1, 2013 at 3:57 PM (Answer #1)
Join to answer this question
Join a community of thousands of dedicated teachers and students.