is necessary in order to pass title or ownership of an asset to the decedent’s beneficiaries. If the decedent died with a Florida Will, this is called a “testate” estate and the Will dictates who gets the assets and who gets to administer the estate. If the decedent died without a Will, this is called “intestate” and Florida law determines who gets the assets and who gets to administer the estate. Florida Probate may also be necessary to wind up the decedent’s financial affairs after his or her death and ensure that the decedent’s creditors are paid. To learn more about Florida Probate, please contact the Law Offices of Laurie Ohall.