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How long does probate last?

How Does Probate Work?

What is the probate process like, and how long will it take for my assets to be passed on?

Are you worried that your loved one’s assets are not being handled properly? The process of probate — receiving assets that a loved one has passed on to you — can be a lengthy legal process. An experienced Gainesville elder law attorney can help you better understand how probate works.

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Our attorneys at the Miller Elder Law Firm are always ready to help. They have the knowledge and experience to assist clients with any matters of elder law and special needs law. Call us today.


“A lot of times we’ll get a call from a client who says, ‘I know the will was filed, and we haven’t been paid for three months.’ You can call us and we’re going to tell you that that’s probably not that long in a probate case. Typically a probate is going to last between a year to two years depending on how difficult or complicated the estate is. We’re going to tell you if you have a good case, and we’re going to tell you if you have a bad case, but we can help you if you are one of those beneficiaries who perhaps didn’t get a distribution timely or who doesn’t believe that the assets were appropriately managed.”

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