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Are you trying to sell a house owned by your mother or father who has passed away?

Is your title company requiring letters of administration or an order authorizing the sale of a property?

Will the bank not let you access your parents' bank accounts once they have passed away?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you may need to file a Summary Administration probate case in court.


In the State of Florida, there are two main types of probate administration:

Summary Administration and Formal Administration.

In the State of Florida, a Summary Probate Administration can only be used under specific circumstances:

  • When the total value of decedent’s assets subject to probate is less than $75,000.

  • When the decedent passed way more than two years prior to the Summary Probate Administration.

A Summary Probate Administration will generally take less time and cost much less than a Formal Administration. This is because there is less paperwork and legal services required to finalize the Probate Process.

In a Summary Probate Administration, all assets must be identified and accounted for before filing. For this reason, it may be extremely beneficial to have items and assets of your estate detailed in your Last Will and Testament.  For more information, visit our YouTube Channel and view our videos, "Trust Funds 101 - Part 1 - What is Probate?" and "Trust Funds 101 - Part 2: Why Avoid Probate?"

Call Attorney, Kimberly M. Soto at 321.972.2279 about your Summary Administration Probate needs. The Soto Law Office, P.A. is conveniently located in Altamonte Springs, FL near I-4, and proudly serves the residents in in Altamonte Springs, Apopka, Casselberry, Longwood, Ocoee, Orlando, Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Volusia Counties.

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