Patrick C. Massa, P.A.

Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney and Certified Mediator

Pat Massa Law Offices

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What is Probate?

Probate is the legal process by which a person's debts are paid and assets owned by the decedent are distributed upon death. Sometimes a will is involved, sometimes not. While the probate matter may involve oversight by a Florida court, there need not be any formal lawsuit involved, where a claimant is alleging that monetary damages or other relief is due him/her under Florida law. Many probate matters are resolved without any type of litigation being involved.

However, there are times when adversarial matters arise in probate. When these controversies culminate in formal lawsuits being filed, they will involve either estate litigation or probate litigation.

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  • North Palm Beach, FL 33408-2864
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