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Monthly Archives: December 2019


Common Misconceptions about How Probate Works in Florida

By Mark R. Manceri, P.A. |

It’s understandable that you may not know much about how the probate process works in Florida. Unless you’ve had someone close to you die or have been named as the Personal Representative in someone else’s estate, there is very little chance you’ve dealt with this legal process before. However, it’s still important that you… Read More »

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What Does a Personal Representative Do During the Probate of an Estate?

By Mark R. Manceri, P.A. |

Personal Representatives are individuals named in a Will to carry out the terms of the Will, subject to the requirements of Florida law. In certain circumstances, the can also be appointed by the Probate Court. This individual owes a fiduciary duty to the beneficiaries and creditors to manage the estate properly. This is similar… Read More »

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Florida Now Allows Electronic Wills

By Mark R. Manceri, P.A. |

Florida recently passed the Electronic Documents Act (HB 409) that will take effect January 1, 2020. This law allows for electronic signatures, witnessing, and notarization of estate planning documents, including wills. Before the law goes into effective and questions arise, the Florida Department of State is working on specific procedures for the rollout and… Read More »

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What Happens if There are Multiple Florida Wills in Probate?

By Mark R. Manceri, P.A. |

Wills are an important Florida estate planning tool. If you pass away, your will will help speed the probate process along by advising the court how you want your assets to be distributed. In most cases, this can be a smooth process. However, there are circumstances that make this more challenging. Children, deaths, multiple… Read More »

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