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Q: Hello, I am from Stuttgart, Germany. I have a question regarding probates.

I am asking for a friend who doesn´t speak English. She needs two probates of some lots in Florida. First probate is the transfer of ownership from her father to her mother and second probate is the transfer from her mother to herself. Her father and mother died in 1975 but the probate is still not done.

Questions: What is approximately the filing fee and the attorney fee for both probates? Which attorney would like to do this? Who can I contact?

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

A: I am not near punta gorda but i suggest that you use the find a lawyer feature of this site to search for a lawyer who handles probate matters and who also lives near that area.

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

A: From your question, the probate will likely qualify for a summary administration. Summary administration in Florida is less expensive than a formal administration. Contact an attorney in Florida for the assistance with the representation. A lot of firms provide for free consultations. Our firm also provides free consultations.

Lauren Nagel Richardson
Lauren Nagel Richardson
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  • Probate Lawyer
  • Gainesville, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Our firm handles probate administration statewide. We can file the case in Charlotte County, where Punta Gorda is located, even though we are located in Gainesville, Florida. We also have a free phone consultation to discuss your case in greater detail. You are welcome to call on your friend's behalf to get more information and to discuss fees.

My preliminary question is whether the property in question had both of the parents listed as grantees on the deed. If so, there may only need to be one probate administration for the second spouse to die. If, on the other hand, two estates do need to be opened, we could file the second estate at a discounted fee, because the pleadings would be very similar to the first estate. Filing fee for each estate for summary administration would be $250. You are welcome to call our office to discuss our flat fees for summary administration.

Jennifer Isaksen
Jennifer Isaksen
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  • Probate Lawyer
  • Bushnell, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: I agree with my colleagues, your friend should be able to process 2 Summary Administrations as long as the land is not valued over $75,000. You should call around for pricing and free consultations. Best of Luck! Jennifer

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