What Does Probate Mean?

Probate is the legal process the Florida Court uses to distribute a person’s assets after he or she passes away. It involves appointing a personal representative a/k/a executor, obtaining for that person “Letters of Administration” or “Letters Testamentary”, identifying and inventorying all the assets of the decedent (the person who died), and distributing them according to state law or the terms of the person’s will.