Do We Need To Go Through Probate If There Is A Valid And Non-Contested Will?

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Remember, a last will and testament means probate. What a last will and testament is, is a direction to the probate judge as to this is how I want my assets to pass when I die. One of the common misnomers that I see when clients come into my office is they hold up their will and they say, “This is a valid will. I’m going to avoid probate.” Nothing could be further from the truth. A will is not the way to avoid probate. You really, in the state of Florida, need to set up a revocable living trust and fund it to avoid probate. A will is going to go through probate. Have more questions? Then contact us today to schedule a free consultation! Doane & Doane Top rated Tax & Estate Planning Attorneys