Does the Lawyer need to be in the Decedent’s County?
No, the Probate Attorney usually does not have to be in the same County as the decedent’s residence. A Florida Probate lawyer can handle cases in any County of the state, as probate documents can all be handled via mail. However, there is some litigation, or will contest cases, that may require the Attorney to be present for Court hearings. In these cases it would be best to hire a lawyer local to that County.
If you have a loved one who who lived in Palm Beach County and has passed, speak to us to learn how we can help make the probate process as painless as possible.