Who can begin the probate process when someone passes away in West Palm Beach or Orlando?
Who can open an estate in Florida? Who can begin the estate administration process? If my mom dies, can I open up a probate for her Palm Beach estate? Under the Florida Probate Code, Statute 733.202, any interested person may petition for administration or open a probate. Who is an interested person? What other rights do interested person have in Florida probate litigation? Florida Probate Code Section 731.201(23) provides the following definition: “Interested person” means any person who may reasonably be expected to be affected by the outcome of the particular proceeding involved. Interested persons have greater rights than others when it comes to Florida probate.If you believe you are an interested person in a Florida estate proceeding, you should contact an experienced Florida estate lawyer. Commonly, in order to exercise your inheritance rights, opening up a probate is the first step. Many times, people think someone died with a Florida will when they actually didn’t have a will. In that case, all of the heirs inherit. For a FREE consultation with our firm’s managing partner, John Pankauski, call (561)514-0900 Ext.101.