Monroe County Florida Probate
(305) 937-7280

Located in Miami Dade County the law firm of Eric S Kane, PL represents clients in formal probate administration, summary probate administration and ancillary probate proceedings in Monroe County and throughout the State of Florida.

The Monroe County courthouse is located in Key West, Florida serving some 76 thousand residents in this southeastmost Florida region, home to the famous Florida Keys with abundant fishing, boating and water-related activities, a laid-back lifestyle and a unique perspective on life. Probate matters are administered throughout Monroe County at the Key West, Marathon and Plantation Key Courthouse locations. For more courthouse information click here. Monroe County is within the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Court system. For community interest information and the county Web site click here.

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 Monroe 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 probate and ancillary probate matters throughout Florida. Call (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 specializes in handling Florida Ancillary Probate Administration. Mr. Kane frequently 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 Illinois owns a second home in Monroe 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, Key West, Tallahassee, Gainesville, Hialeah, Melbourne, Palm Beach, and all other Florida cities and counties.

For probate assistance throughout the state of Florida, probate attorney Eric S. Kane will patiently guide you and your family through this complex but necessary process.

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.

Municipalities in Monroe County include:

City of Key West

City of Marathon
City of Key Colony Beach
City of Layton
Village of Islamorada
Cudjoe Key
Big Pine Key
Key Largo

The law office of Eric S. Kane, P.L. is located in Aventura, a municipality in Miami-Dade County, and serves clients throughout Miami, Miami-Dade County, Broward County, Palm Beach County, Martin County, Monroe County, Collier County, Lee County and all of Florida’s 67 counties.



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Eric S. Kane, P.L. consistently represents clients’ legal needs for probate, estate planning, trust administration, wills and living wills, guardianship, and related matters with service to Aventura, Miami, Hallandale, North Miami, Miami Beach, Hollywood, Miramar, Wilton Manors, Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, Jacksonville, Tampa, and all areas of Miami-Dade County, Broward County, Palm Beach County, and each county throughout Florida.