The Florida Bar Probate System

The Fifth Edition of the Florida Bar Probate System, authored by Rohan Kelley and Tae Kelley Bronner, provides a detailed roadmap for all facets of probate administration, and also serves as a powerful training tool for law office support staff.
Print Book :Two-Volume Looseleaf; Vol. 1: 666 pages; Vol. 2: 576 pages
5th Edition
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ISBN: 9781632846129
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Product description

The Florida Bar Probate System is written by preeminent probate scholars—Rohan Kelley and Tae Kelley Bronner—and it includes a discussion of probate tax issues by tax specialist Jeffrey Baskies. The new edition is replete with numerous practice forms the authors, as well as 2018 forms from Florida Lawyers Support Services.

The latest edition of this venerable source has been revised and updated over the course of four years. During this time, the work was substantially enhanced and expanded with many additional forms, and the how-to guidance needed to navigate probate administration.

  • The authors' "Florida Homestead Paradigm" for navigating Florida’s complex homestead statutes and constitutional provisions
  • Additional forms provided by the authors
  • Updated case law


  • Detailed how-to instructions for each step in the probate process
  • Employment and fee agreements
  • Personal representative qualification issues
  • Service requirements and statutory and rule authority for each form
  • Over 155 pleading and practice forms
  • Essential office forms and checklists for handling each client conference from the moment of employment to the closing of the file
  • Forms and notices that need to be filed by the attorney or the decedent’s personal representative with the court, or with creditors, beneficiaries, or heirs
  • 81 sample letters to send to banks, appraisers and tax consultants, the IRS, the Social Security or Veteran's Administrations, family members, estate claimants, or service providers
  • Applicable legal and tax issues including exemptions, contributions, out-of-state realty, business interests, digital assets, elective share calculations, abatement, and DSUE
  • Cross-references throughout further enhance the System’s utility

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Table of contents


1.  CaseManager

2.  Preliminary Information List and Summary of Assets

3.  AlertSystem

4.  Practice Forms

5.  Furnished Forms

6.  Office Forms

7.  Letters

8.  Law Notes

9.  Tax Notes

10.  General Notes