V How Long does Probate usually take?
A formal Probate Administration in Florida a general rule of thumb is 6-9 months, but there are a lot of different variables.
- Extends the Process time (includes but not limited to):
- Not able to locate Heirs and Beneficiaries
- Objections/Contesting the Will (disputing validity)
- Claims or Liens against the estate that remain unsettled
- Real Estate or other property that cannot be sold for various reasons to finalize distribution of the estate.
- Failure to properly notify every creditor during the claim period
- Dissatisfaction with the actions of the PR by the heirs or beneficiaries
If there is no Real Estate and the Estate value is less than $75,000. Then usually 3-4 months.
In Florida, once a Creditor is notified, they have 90 days to file a claim and up to 120 days to be paid.