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What is Summary Administration?

Summary administration is a simplified form of probate administration.  In order to file a probate as a summary administration, the value of the decedent’s non-exempt property must be valued at $75,000.00 or less; OR the decedent must have been dead for more than two years, regardless of the value of the property.

Please note that in Florida a persons’s primary residence, called “homestead”, is EXEMPT property for probate purposes, and therefore it is NOT included in calculating the value of an estate. A person can die with a home worth $300,000.00, and $75,000.00 in a bank account, and still qualify for summary administration, if that home was their homestead. 

Summary administration is a less complicated procedure than formal administration.  There is no personal representative.  There are fewer documents which must be filed, and has fewer steps compared to formal administration.

Although the law does not require a the hiring of lawyer for  a summary administration, it is best to have one, since the process can be confusing and burdensome for someone who is not accustomed to doing them.

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David A. Silverstone is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University Law School, and has been practicing law in Florida since graduating in 1990. He focuses his practice on probate administration and probate litigation cases in Florida.

David A. Silverstone has a reputation for honesty, integrity, and fairness among the legal community of Broward, Dade and Palm Beach Counties. He believes that the relationship between a lawyer and a client should be one of trust and confidence, He communicates candidly and honestly with all of his clients.

David A. Silverstone strives to resolve all legal matters promptly, skillfully, and at the most reasonable cost possible. He has the experience to know what issues will be involved in your case, from the first meeting. The firm is very focused on customer service and courtesy, and we do everything possible to ensure that interactions with attorney and staff are positive ones. David A. Silverstone is married with two children, and in his spare time enjoys travel, cooking, and playing guitar.

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