Probate is a process for settling the deceased’s estate; it includes assessing assets, paying off debts, and distributing the remaining assets to the decedent’s beneficiaries.
If the decedent’s estate went through foreign probate in another country and the decedent had property or other assets in Florida, then the estate must also go through the probate process in Florida for those assets.
Similarly, if the decedent’s estate is goes through the probate process in Florida and the decedent had assets in another country, then the estate may be required to go through the foreign probate process in that country.
If you own property in Florida, then it is important to have a proper estate plan to make the probate process easier for your beneficiaries. These estate planning tools include wills, trusts, and more. If you have a will in another country or state, then you should still contact an estate planning attorney to ensure that your will is valid in Florida, as the requirements for validity may be different.
If you are currently acting as the executor of an estate, need to be named as the executor of an estate, or need assistance with estate planning, contact Boyer Law Firm’s estate planning attorneys today.