Under Florida Probate Statute 733.2121, a personal representative of a Miami estate must publish a notice to all creditors containing the decedent’s name, the probate file number, the court of jurisdiction, the contact information for the personal representative and the contact information for the personal representative’s attorney and the date of the first publication.
The notice must also provide that information informing the creditor how to file the claim with the Miami-Dade Probate Court. Publication of the notice must be made once a week for two weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in Miami-Dade County or the County where the probate case is filed if the decedent resided in another Florida County at the time of the decedent’s death. If a creditor fails to make a claim within the three month statutory period, their claim is forever barred.
If you are personal representative who needs help of a Miami estate attorney in giving notice to creditors, call the Law Offices of Albert Gurevich at (786) 522-1411.