What Is Probate And How Long Does It Take?

Probate is a legal process used to settle an individual's estate by closing debts and distributing assets. The process is in place to ensure that creditors are paid and the law is followed as property is divided. Property division can quickly become complicated because of the laws involved and even more so if there is a divorce, stepchildren or significant other involved.

How long probate takes is different for every case and is determined by the circumstances of each situation. A simple probate must be open for at least three months in what is called a creditor claim period. If there is real estate to sell or someone challenging the will, however, the process in probate court could easily take longer.

Mang & Santurri, P.A., is a Tallahassee, Florida, firm with probate lawyers who stand ready to help you navigate the process and find solutions to help you meet your goals.

Why Choose Us?

With attorneys with experience in divorce, real estate and title services, we have the answers to probate issues and assistance you need at one firm. With a main office in Leon County, we also have locations in Crawfordville and Santa Rosa Beach for your convenience.

Contact us at 888-281-1409 today for consultation. If you prefer, begin the process by sending an email to our staff.