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The administration of an estate is a highly personal and often emotional procedure. The law office you call for probate assistance needs to be highly skilled and competent in dealing with such important matters. At The Law Offices of Dennis J. Szafran, we specialize in all types of probate cases in every Florida county.

We have extensive experience with probate administration, estate law, and ameliorating the stress of grieving families. Our services streamline the often convoluted workings of the probate process. Schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.

We bring a comprehensive approach to each client’s probate case. Our areas of expertise include:

  • Distributing Remaining Assets on Behalf of the Decedent
  • Preparing and Filing the Necessary Paper Work
  • Validating the Will
  • Making an Inventory of Assets
  • Paying Taxes
  • Settling Outstanding Debts

We have built our reputation on a commitment to excellence when it comes to administering estates. Clients who want a simpler experience with probate administration turn to our firm to bring their case to a satisfactory close.

We believe that probate services ought to be handled compassionately and considerately, and that’s exactly what we provide. For a law firm with a deep familiarity with estate law and a caring approach to clients, make The Law Offices of Dennis J. Szafran your choice for legal representation.

Contact us today to speak with an attorney who specializes in probate law. When you want to guarantee that your interests are protected by experienced attorneys, call our office.


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—not including exempt property (homestead property, bank accounts with named beneficiaries, etc.)—is not more than $75,000.

Depending ont he complexity of the estate and how busy the courts are, a summary administration can take anywhere from 4 to 8 weeks to complete.


If the estate does not qualify for a summary administration, formal probate may be necessary. These proceedings begin when the executor nominated in the will, or another interested party, asks the circuit court to be appointed as personal representative of the estate. Generally, the probate proceeding takes place in the county where the deceased person was living at the time of death Beneficiaries and heirs (people who would inherit in the absence of a valid will) are given notice, so they have a chance to object.

Formal administration is a much longer process that can take up to 6 months to complete. We have extensive experience in this area and can guide our clients through the entire process.


“Extremely efficient and professional!! Worked with Dennis on a probate matter where his client was selling a property to close out probate. Not only did he provide all of the required preliminary documents to shorten the time it would take to close, he also responded very quickly when other documents were required. I got the impression that he doesn’t like to waste time to avoid having to charge his clients extra. I found this outlook on client service to be refreshing in a transaction like ours with many moving parts. Very impressed by his work and would recommend highly in all matters pertaining to probates.”

“I am a personal injury attorney and I not only use Dennis Szafran for my probate and planning needs but refer him my clients as well. Honest, hardworking and trustworthy is how I would describe Dennis.”
“Dennis is one of the brightest young probate/wills/trusts attorneys I know. Great demeanor, great courtroom presence and…most importantly…he knows his stuff very well. The next time I find myself in the need for a probate attorney, I will call Mr. Szafran.”
“Contact Dennis for your estate planning needs. He’ll go the extra mile to keep you out of the probate courts and protect your family.”
“I have not used Dennis personally, but several people in my BNI group have and highly recommend him for estate planning and keeping you out of probate.”