Port Saint Lucie, FL asked in Probate for Florida

Q: Im filing a petition for an Administration for a deceased person who has an ongoing lawsuit. Do I need to file for a

Formal or Summary adminstration and where can I find the necessary papers? There are no other assets.

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Gregory Herman-Giddens

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  • Probate Lawyer
  • Chapel Hill, NC
  • Licensed in Florida

A: To open a probate proceeding in Florida you must hire an attorney. The attorney will advise you about the type of administration necessary, but it's likely formal administration.

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Thomas Tripp

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  • Probate Lawyer
  • Pinellas Park, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: You will need to retain a lawyer to open a Formal Administration - ask the lawyer handleing the lawsuit for a referral. Need a personal representative appointed to continue the lawsuit.

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Andy Wayne Williamson

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  • Probate Lawyer
  • Santa Rosa Beach, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Given that the decedent has a pending lawsuit you will need to open a formal administration.

Lauren Nagel Richardson

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  • Probate Lawyer
  • Gainesville, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: You will need formal administration and the appointment of a personal representative to participate in the litigation on behalf of the estate. You will need an attorney to represent you. Our office handles probate estates throughout Florida. You are welcome to give us a call for a free phone consultation.

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