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Daily Archives:Thursday, January 24, 2019

Senopoulos v. Senopoulos, 253 So. 3d 1228 (Fla. 3d DCA 2018)

January 24, 2019

A probate court has the authority to appoint someone to serve as personal representative other than the statutorily entitled person to serve, if, on evaluating a person’s fitness to serve, it makes appropriate findings.

In this recent Third District Court of Appeal opinion, the trial court’s decision was reversed because it failed to make such requisite findings. Here, the decedent and his wife were married for just four days before the Decedent died. The Decedent’s father filed a petition for Administration, seeking appointment as the estate’s Personal Representative….

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