Personal representatives are required to hire an attorney in Florida.
A Florida personal representative may be appointed in the deceased’s will. If the deceased passed away without a will, then a beneficiary can petition to become the personal representative of the Estate. The Court will appoint a personal representative for the Estate in either instance.
The personal representative is in charge of the administration of the Estate and as such holds a fiduciary responsibility.
A Florida personal representative is required to hire an attorney to guide them through the process, but there are tasks required in the administration of many probates that the personal representative must perform. These may include the obtainment of a safe deposit box inventory, communication with other beneficiaries and heirs if the situation is amicable, and reviewing and signing documents to be submitted to the Court.
If you recently suffered the loss of a loved one and would like to be appointed as the personal representative of the Estate, then contact Boyer Law Firm, P.L.’s probate attorneys today.