Orlando, FL asked in Probate for Florida

Q: How long does probate generally take? I'm visiting Florida for a week to handle my father's affairs. Is that enough time

to go through probate?

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Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
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  • Probate Lawyer
  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: No, depending on what kind of probate case you are doing it probably will take a lot longer than that. But in general you don't have to be present in Florida to " go through probate".

David M. Goldman
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David M. Goldman
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  • Probate Lawyer
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: NO, you can get started in a week but a probate can take 60-90 days for a summary administration and 6-12 months for a formal administration. These times are assuming nothing goes wrong or there are no delays.

Phillip William Gunthert agrees with this answer

Phillip William Gunthert
Phillip William Gunthert
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  • Probate Lawyer
  • Orlando, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: No, probate takes usually at least 3-4 months to 9 months or longer and depending on the estate size and issues it can be longer. The type of probate that has to be filed will impact the time as well. The good news is that you do not need to be in the state to handle probate and you can work through a Florida Probate Attorney from afar.

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