Tampa, FL asked in Probate for Florida

Q: Florida.. my mother passed several months ago, having 2 properties one which was her Homestead. I was willed the Home

Stead and he was world the other. When I looked them up on property appraiser this property shows estate of but his does not. Shouldnt they both show up as estate of?, not just the one?

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Andy Wayne Williamson
Andy Wayne Williamson
Answered
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Santa Rosa Beach, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Just FYI. You will need to do a probate for both properties very likely. It sounds like you are looking at the property appraisers web site. The change on that site is not a change if ownership but simply a notation by that office that your mother passed away to trigger them to remove the homestead excemption next year.

I suggest that you consult with a probate attorney to determine exactly what must be done.

John Richert
John Richert
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  • Probate Lawyer
  • Clearwater, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: I agreed with Mr. Williamson. You will likely need to probate the properties. Contact a probate attorney in the area and the attorney will be able to give you guidance on what needs to happen to transfer the properties in accordance with the will.

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