Florida real estate is an important part of the probate process, as many people who own property in Florida do not live in the state year-round.

There are people who own homes in which they live for only part of the year, property that is rented out to tenants for a profit, and even nationals of foreign countries who own vacation homes in the Sunny State.

No matter where a person dies, if they own property or other assets in Florida, then the Estate must go through the Florida Ancillary probate process. The Estate of the decedent must also be probated where the death occurred as well as other jurisdiction where the decedent owned assets.