Filing fees for probate matters increase!

Clerk’s fees for filing opening a probate administration jumped rather dramatically on June 1, 2009. Both Summary Administration and Formal Administration filing fees saw a $115 increase statewide. ┬áThe new fees were updated on the Alachua County Clerk’s website. But don’t blame the clerks! The new clerk’s fees, signed into law by Charlie Christ last week do not benefit the …

Sign up for our Florida Probate Newsletter

Attention all Gainesville and Alachua County residents: Interested in learning more about the Florida probate process? Our sister site, WeProbateFlorida.com includes a Free ebook when you sign up for our Florida Probate newsletter. (You keep the book even if you cancel your free subscrption). Even existing Gainesville probate clients of ours can learn more useful information about the process and …

Alachua County Probate Lawyer|Attorney|Law Firm

We handle probate matters in all of Alachua County. Yes, many people know Gainesville is the Alachua County seat, but this post is to help future clients find our site. Alachua County is made up of the following cities: Alachua, Archer, Gainesville, Hawthorne, High Springs, La Crosse, Micanopy, Newberry (Jonesville) and Waldo. Click here to schedule your FREE Alachua County …

Picking a Florida Probate Attorney

On our sister site, WeProbateFlorida.com, I discuss how to choose a Florida Probate attorney (and no, we’re not just tootin our own horn). The highlights include the concept of lawyer shopping (by price alone), efficient communication with the attorney and the fact that you are NOT required to use the attorney who prepared the Will! Check out the story here.

What’s the deal with Medicaid claims?

Of the many initial questions I ask a prospective client is whether or not they anticipate a Medicaid claim against the estate. Here’s a brief primer on “Florida Medicaid Estate Recovery“: Florida Medicaid Estate Recovery Program The Medicaid Estate Recovery Program is a federal-state program designed to recover some or all Medicaid-funded medical costs from the Estates of certain Medicaid …