Is probate required for my dad’s “estae” if he did not own property and only had less than 3,000 in cash?

Asked on September 4, 2012 under Estate Planning, California


Catherine Blackburn / Blackburn Law Firm

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Probably not.  If your father, indeed, had only $3,000 in cash, an estate would not be required in Florida.  Opening an Estate is necessary when the title to property must be transferred or it is necessary to distribute assets amongst heirs.  There is no requirement that everyone open an estate.

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