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I am named as Executor/Personal Representative, but is a Probate needed?

As an Executor/Personal Representative, you may need to go through the probate process depending on the laws of the state where the deceased person lived and the value of their estate. It is recommended that you consult with an attorney, such as The Warnock Law Group, who can advise you on the specific laws in Florida and guide you through the probate process if necessary.

The value of an estate required for probate varies by jurisdiction. In some states or countries, probate may not be required if the estate is below a certain value. In Florida a summary probate could be done in certain situations rather than a formal probate, but it's best to consult with a probate attorney in the state where the decedent was a resident for specific information. For Example, the Warnock Law Group can help you determine what type of probate would be needed for a Florida resident that passed away.


When an estate is started it is important to determine the value of the deceased person's estate. In order to do that you will need to gather a comprehensive list of all their assets and liabilities. These can include bank accounts, investments, real estate, personal property, and debts. Once you have this information, you can calculate the total value of the estate by subtracting the liabilities from the assets. It may be helpful to consult with an attorney or accountant to ensure that you are following all legal requirements and properly valuing the estate.

The time it can take to complete the probate process varies by jurisdiction and can depend on several factors, such as the complexity of the estate and any disputes that arise. It is recommended that you consult with a probate attorney in your jurisdiction for specific guidance on time limits.

For further help with the Probate process please contact us at:



6843 Porto Fino Cir, Fort Myers, FL 33912, USA law@warnocklawgroup.com (239) 437-1197

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