Q: I need to file a Summary of Administration, my spouse left me the house in his will. He passed away 2017 I pay all mtg
Only his name is on the deed, I have cleared all his debts … only left is the mortgage on the house and it is draining my savings. I need to be able to sell the house before I go broke. The house is located in Miami, FL.
A: Miami Dade is easily the slowest county for probate in this state. We handle them there all the time and there’s not much to do but get it filed, jump through their extra hoops and hurdles and wait for them to get around to responding to you. I strongly recommend you hire an attorney.
Phillip William Gunthert agrees with this answer
A: You are going to need to contact a Florida Probate Attorney and they can help you file a Summary Administration, with respect to the house (homestead possibly if it was his/your primary residence), as with all things in South Florida, slow moving and extra work most often. The sooner that you contact a Florida Probate Attorney in order to get this filed and addressed the better based on your urgent need time constraints you have referenced.
A: Miami Dade County probate does have the most hoops to jump through so you should definitely get an attorney to help you. If you had gotten an attorney from the beginning you may have been able to avoid some of those hoops. Once you talk to an attorney to help you with the probate you can list the house and coordinate the closing with when you will be obtaining the order of summary administration.
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