Bay County Probate
The Bay County courthouse is located in Panama City serving over 165,000 county residents in this western Florida region home to white sand beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. The courthouse is located at 300 East 4th Street. For more Bay County court information click here. Bay County is within the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit Court system. For community interest and local information click here.
For legal assistance with your Bay County probate matters call attorney Eric S. Kane at (305) 937-7280.
Florida Probate administration is a court-supervised process necessary for identifying and gathering the probate assets of an individual who has died, commonly referred to as the decedent. The court probate process ensures that claims of the decedent's creditors, expenses of administration and appropriate taxes are properly paid or addressed. Probate also serves as the process of distributing assets from the decedent's individual name to the proper beneficiary.
If the decedent leaves a valid will it must be admitted to probate in the Court. If the will is not admitted it will be ineffective to pass title to the beneficiaries. If the decedent has no will, probate is necessary to pass ownership of the assets to those persons who are to receive them under the Florida Intestate Succession laws.
When a non-Florida resident owns property in Florida and passes away, the property is subject to Florida Probate laws and rules, which must be administered by a Florida Court in the county or judicial circuit where the property is located. In order to pass the Florida property such as the Florida residence or Florida vacant land to the lawful heirs or beneficiaries, a Florida Probate action is required. This action is properly referred to as Ancillary Probate Administration. Probate Attorney Eric S. Kane handles Florida Ancillary Probate Administration. Mr. Kane represents clients who live outside of Florida but have a need to commence Florida Probate Ancillary Administration.
For example, if a person who lives in Chicago owns a second home in Bay County, Florida and passes away, the disposition of that property is subject to Florida Probate laws, rules and procedure. Eric S. Kane can efficiently handle all non-Florida resident ancillary probate matters for any location in Florida including Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Panama City, Melbourne, Palm Beach, and all other Florida cities and counties.
For probate assistance throughout Florida, Florida probate attorney Eric S. Kane will patiently guide you through this complex but necessary process. The law office of Eric S. Kane, P.L. is located in Aventura, FL, a municipality in Miami-Dade County, and represents clients throughout Florida in uncontested probate matters.
A client has many choices in the selection of a Florida Probate Lawyer. Mr. Kane graduated cum laude with a J.D. and L.LM from the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, Florida and earned a B.A. in Government and Latin American Studies cum laude from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Mr. Kane has served as a Special Magistrate in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit in and for Miami-Dade County, Florida.
You are encouraged to contact Mr. Kane for your Florida Probate Administration needs. Eric S. Kane, P.L. provides a free initial consultation to all prospective clients. Call (305) 937-7280.
Eric S. Kane, P.L. provides efficient probate service for clients throughout Florida.
Have you been named as the Personal Representative or Executor of the estate of a Florida resident or of the estate of a non-Florida resident who passed away owning Florida property? To handle Bay County probate matters or probate administration in another Florida county please contact Eric S. Kane, P.L. today for a free complimentary consultation. Mr. Kane is a Florida attorney who handles uncontested probate and ancillary probate matters throughout Florida. Call (305) 937-7280.
Municipalities in Bay County include: