Palm Beach County Florida Probate
Located just south of the Miami-Dade - Broward County line, Eric S. Kane, PL is a Florida law firm that represents clients in formal probate administration, summary probate administration and ancillary probate proceedings in Palm Beach County and throughout the State of Florida. Probate matters could be handled at one of three Palm beach courthouse locations in West Palm Beach, Delray Beach or Palm Beach Gardens.
The Palm Beach County courthouse is located in West Palm Beach, Florida serving some 1.3 million residents in this southeast Florida coastal region, the state's largest geographic county and home to a mix of urban, suburban and rural lifestlyes from upscale Palm Beach to horse farms and agricultural zones. Probate matters are administered at the Palm Beach Courthouse offices in West Palm Beach, Delray Beach or Palm Beach Gardens. For more courthouse information click here. Palm Beach County is within the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Court system. For community interest information and the county Web site click here.
Have you been named as the Personal Representative or Executor of the estate of a Florida resident or of the estate of a non-Florida resident who passed away owning Florida property? To handle Palm Beach County probate matters or probate administration in another Florida county please contact Eric S. Kane, P.L. today for a free complimentary consultation. Mr. Kane is a Florida attorney who handles probate and ancillary probate matters throughout Florida. Call (305) 937-7280.
Florida Probate Administration is a court-supervised process necessary for identifying and gathering the probate assets of an individual who has died, commonly referred to as the decedent. The court probate process ensures that claims of the decedent's creditors, expenses of administration and appropriate taxes are properly paid or addressed. Probate also serves as the process of distributing assets from the decedent's individual name to the proper beneficiary.
If the decedent leaves a valid will it must be admitted to probate in the Court. If the will is not admitted it will be ineffective to pass title to the beneficiaries. If the decedent has no will, probate is necessary to pass ownership of the assets to those persons who are to receive them under the Florida Intestate Succession laws.
When a non-Florida resident owns property in Florida and passes away, the property is subject to Florida Probate laws and rules, which must be administered by a Florida Court in the county or judicial circuit where the property is located. In order to pass the Florida property, such as the Florida residence or Florida vacant land, to the lawful heirs or beneficiaries, a Florida Probate action is required. This action is properly referred to as Ancillary Probate Administration. Probate Attorney Eric S. Kane specializes in handling Florida Ancillary Probate Administration. Mr. Kane frequently represents clients who live outside of Florida but have a need to commence Florida Probate Ancillary Administration.
For example, if a person who lives in Illinois owns a second home in Palm Beach County, Florida and passes away, the disposition of that property is subject to Florida Probate laws, rules and procedure. Eric S. Kane can efficiently handle all non-Florida resident ancillary probate matters for any location in Florida including Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Gainesville, Hialeah, Melbourne, Palm Beach, and all other Florida cities and counties.
For probate assistance throughout the state of Florida, probate attorney Eric S. Kane will patiently guide you and your family through this complex but necessary process.
A client has many choices in the selection of a Florida Probate Lawyer. Mr. Kane graduated cum laude with a J.D. and L.LM from the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, Florida and earned a B.A. in Government and Latin American Studies cum laude from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Mr. Kane has served as a Special Magistrate in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit in and for Miami-Dade County, Florida.
Municipalities in Palm Beach County include:
North Palm Beach
Palm Beach Gardens
Palm Beach Shores
Royal Palm Beach
South Palm Beach
West Palm Beach
The law office of Eric S. Kane, P.L. is located in Aventura, a municipality in Miami-Dade County, and serves clients throughout Miami, Miami-Dade County, Broward County, Palm Beach County, Martin County, Monroe County, Collier County, Lee County and all of Florida’s 67 counties.