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Okaloosa County, FL Wills & Probate Lawyers


Includes: Estate Administration, Living Wills, Wills

Byron E. Cotton Lawyer

Byron E. Cotton

VERIFIED
Criminal, Estate, Real Estate, Wills & Probate

The law firm of Cotton & Gates, Attorneys at Law, has provided high-quality service and representation to people in Okaloosa County and Northwest Flor... (more)

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Ryan M Mynard Lawyer

Ryan M Mynard

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Estate, Wills & Probate, Wills, Business Organization, Real Estate
Our office provides services to clients throughout Northwest Florida.

The law office of Ryan M. Mynard, Attorney at Law, P.A. provides legal services to clients throughout Northwest Florida. We can assist you with your l... (more)

Connie  Roper Lawyer

Connie Roper

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Divorce, Wills & Probate, Child Support, Adoption, Paternity
This is a Firm Committed to Making the Client Feel Comfortable, Welcome, and as Relaxed As Possible.

The Roper Law Firm, P.A., based in Crestview, Florida, strives to make sure a client’s best interests are served. Divorce can be stressful and confu... (more)

Parker Bentley Smith

Family Law, Medical Malpractice, Wills & Probate, Transportation & Shipping, Construction
Status:  In Good Standing           

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J. Mark Fisher

Wills & Probate, Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning
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Michael D. Weinstock

Family Law, Banking & Finance, Wills & Probate, Corporate, Antitrust
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Michael R. Gates

Family Law, Wills & Probate, Bad Faith Insurance, Construction, Constitutional Law
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Michael R. Leininger

Family Law, Pharmaceutical Product, Banking & Finance, Wills & Probate, Construction
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Daniel C. Perri

Estate, Wills & Probate, Trusts, Tax
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Tracy Strom

Bankruptcy, Credit & Debt, Elder Law, Estate Planning, Wills & Probate
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LEGAL TERMS

ADMINISTRATION (OF AN ESTATE)

The court-supervised distribution of the probate estate of a deceased person. If there is a will that names an executor, that person manages the distribution. I... (more...)
The court-supervised distribution of the probate estate of a deceased person. If there is a will that names an executor, that person manages the distribution. If not, the court appoints someone, who is generally known as the administrator. In some states, the person is called the 'personal representative' in either instance.

REAL ESTATE AGENT

A foot soldier of the real estate business who shows houses and does most of the other nitty-gritty tasks associated with selling real estate. An agent must hav... (more...)
A foot soldier of the real estate business who shows houses and does most of the other nitty-gritty tasks associated with selling real estate. An agent must have a state license and be supervised by a real estate broker. Most agents are completely dependent upon commissions from sellers for their income, so it pays to find out which side the agent represents (buyer, seller or both) before you place too much trust in the agent's opinion.

DISTRIBUTEE

(1) Anyone who receives something. Usually, the term refers to someone who inherits a deceased person's property. If the deceased person dies without a will (ca... (more...)
(1) Anyone who receives something. Usually, the term refers to someone who inherits a deceased person's property. If the deceased person dies without a will (called intestate), state law determines what each distributee will receive. Also called a beneficiary.

BENEFICIARY

A person or organization legally entitled to receive benefits through a legal device, such as a will, trust or life insurance policy.

SUMMARY PROBATE

A relatively simple probate proceeding available for 'small estates,' as that term is defined by state law. Every state's definition is different, and many are ... (more...)
A relatively simple probate proceeding available for 'small estates,' as that term is defined by state law. Every state's definition is different, and many are complicated, but a few examples include estates worth up to $100,000 in California; New York estates where property, excluding real estate and amounts that must be set aside for surviving family members, is worth $20,000 or less; and Texas estates where the value of property doesn't exceed what is needed to pay a family allowance and certain creditors.

HEIR APPARENT

One who expects to be receive property from the estate of a family member, as long as she outlives that person.

FINAL BENEFICIARY

The person or institution designated to receive trust property upon the death of a life beneficiary. For example, Jim creates a trust through which his wife Jan... (more...)
The person or institution designated to receive trust property upon the death of a life beneficiary. For example, Jim creates a trust through which his wife Jane receives income for the duration of her life. Their daughter, the final beneficiary, receives the trust principal after Jane's death.

TRUSTEE POWERS

The provisions in a trust document defining what the trustee may and may not do.

GRANT DEED

A deed containing an implied promise that the person transfering the property actually owns the title and that it is not encumbered in any way, except as descri... (more...)
A deed containing an implied promise that the person transfering the property actually owns the title and that it is not encumbered in any way, except as described in the deed. This is the most commonly used type of deed. Compare quitclaim deed.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

IN RE AMEND. TO THE FLORIDA PROBATE RULES

After considering the Committee's proposals and reviewing the relevant legislation, we adopt all the Committee's proposals except the proposed amendment to subdivision (b) of rule 5.260. Consistent with statutory changes made by chapter 2010-132, section 3, Laws of ...

McCormick v. McCormick

... We have for review an order admitting to probate the Last Will and Testament of decedent Ferral Lee McCormick, Sr., but denying letters of administration to appellant Ferral Lee McCormick, Jr., whom the testate decedent had duly nominated as personal representative. ...

In re Guardianship of Shell

... VILLANTI, Judge. Lutheran Services Florida, Inc., the guardian of Bertha Shell, appeals from the probate court's order denying its objections to an earlier order that awarded Lutheran Services guardian's fees in an amount less than it requested. ...