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Probate Assistance

Nicholas C. Waggoner, LLC has been in business for 25 years as a Non-Lawyer / Paralegal service. We are able to help you in probate matters . Our office prepares all the documents for Summary Administration using the latest Florida supreme court approved documents.

Summary Administration does not require you to hire an attorney and most counties do not require a hearing. We are able to prepare these documents and usually save a great deal of money. Call our office to set up a free appointment today. We will be able to go over the documentations and the cost with you.

Nicholas C. Waggoner, LLC is a Paralegal / Non-Lawyer Service. We can provide the preparation of summary administration probate services by typing all the necessary documents as per Rule 5.030(a) Fla. Prob. Rules.  Nicholas C. Waggoner, LLC. can help prepare your legal documents for our Court system as a typing service under Rule 5.03(a) Fla.Prob.Rules. However, Nicholas C. Waggoner, LLC is not an attorney and does not provide legal advice or represent you in court.

Summary Administration

This probate shortcut can be used by many Florida estates. It’s an option if either:

  • the death occurred more than two years ago, OR
  • the value of the probate estate—that’s all the property that would have to go through probate, so it excludes the non-probate assets described above—is not more than $75,000.

To start this process, the person who was nominated in the will to be executor, or anyone who inherits property, files a document called a Petition for Summary Administration. The surviving spouse, if any, must sign and verify the petition. If any beneficiary doesn’t sign the petition, you must formally deliver (serve) that person with notice that you have filed the petition. (Fla. Stat. 735.201.)

In the petition, you state that the estate qualifies for summary administration, list the deceased person’s assets and their value, and state who inherits which assets.  

The court doesn’t appoint a personal representative (executor or administrator) for the estate. Instead, the court, if it determines that the estate qualifies for summary administration, issues an order, releasing the property to the people who inherit it. You might use this court order to show a bank, for example, that you are the rightful inheritor of the funds in an account it holds.

Contact Us

Our office is conveniently located in Longwood Florida.  Please feel free to call, email or stop by to set up a free consultation today!

Mailing Address:

Nicholas C. Waggoner, LLC

503 East S.R. 434

Longwood, Florida 32750

Phone & Email:

Longwood Office (407) 339-8433