Bisel Logo Florida Personal Representative's Guide


AUTHORS: ROBERT A. SAMS
Current supplementation and revisions by: CARLOS A. RODRIGUEZ, J.D., LL.M.

Published: 1993
Most recent supplement/update: 2015 supplement; released Nov. 2014; $119.00
(Current Subscriber's Price: $94.50)
Library of Congress Number: 92-74116
ISBN: 1-887024-31-X

1 VOLUME, HARD-BOUND, 545 PAGES, PRICE: $119.00

ANNOUNCING FLORIDA'S MOST CONVENIENT SINGLE-VOLUME PROBATE AND ESTATE ADMINISTRATION GUIDE

This book is intended to give the reader convenient single volume and topical access to the statutes, important cases, and court and administrative rules governing probate practice in Florida, in text form arranged in logical order, revised annually to reflect changes in the rules and law.

The scope of coverage has been designed to follow the continuing development of the current law; the purpose of the book remains threefold:

As such, it will provide a valuable check list and an indispensable research tool for the general practitioner the judiciary, estate specialists, trust officers, and all others concerned with decedents' estates

FOLLOWS LOGICAL SEQUENCE
A conscious decision was made to deal with the probate and administration of a decedent's estate in the logical order as actually carried out in today's contemporary practice in Florida. Thus, the logical progression of chapter titles from Steps Preliminary to Probate and Grant of Letters, through Accounting and Distribution. Specialized topics such as Florida Estate Taxes, Federal Estate and Income Taxes, and Will Contests, are covered in the text.

INVALUABLE FOR PREPARATION… AND PLANNING
Here is a compact desk and brief case Florida Personal Representative's Guide designed for use in the Florida court system, written in a concisely practical way to give you quick reference to answers for the questions that arise daily when probating or administering estates — with invaluable practical suggestions to guide you.

No lengthy annotations and exhaustive explanations. In "handbook" style, the essential features of the Personal Representative's duties in the probation and administration of estates in Florida, are arranged in logical sequence together with three practical appendices setting forth the personal representative's duties, an estate settlement timetable, and post-death tax planning, in check list format for ready reference. A topical-word Index completes the coverage.

SUMMARY OF CONTENTS

Foreword
Dedication
Table of Contents
 
1. Steps Preliminary To Probate and Grant of Letters
2. Disposition of Estates Independent of Letters
3. The Grant of Letters of Administration
4. Probate of Wills
5. Duties Following Grant of Letters
6. Exempt Property, Family Allowance and Homestead
7. Elective Share of Surviving Spouse and Pretermitted Spouse and Children
8. Administration of Real Estate
9. Debts and Claims Against The Estate
10. Survival, Abatement and Control of Actions
11. Inventory
12. Florida Estate Taxes
13. Federal Estate and Income Taxes
14. Accounting
15. Distribution
16. Will Contests
Appendix 1. Attorneys' Check Sheet of Personal Representatives' Duties
Appendix 2. Estate Settlement Timetable
Appendix 3. Post-Death Tax Planning Checklist Index

Index

TIME-SAVING APPENDIX REFERENCES
One of the distinctive features of this new book is the carefully compiled group of Appendices setting forth three important areas of probate and administration in Florida in handy check list an-arrangement:
Appendix 1. Attorneys' Check Sheet of Personal Representatives' Duties
Appendix 2. Estate Settlement Timetable
Appendix 3. Post-Death Tax Planning Checklist

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