How long does the Florida probate process take from start to finish? The court requires the states to be closed within one year from the time that they are opened. However, you can petition to ask that the estates be that time be extended. The minimum time for handling a formal administration is four months. And that once the estate is open, you must have a statutory period for creditors’ claims, which runs for three months after the first publication in the newspaper. So it’s hard to, you can’t close it before the time period for the creditors period expire. So it’s probably at least a minimum of four months to try and say that all the states can be handled or close within that one-year period. It depends, it’s not necessarily, feasible a lot, has to do with what kind of assets that you have and how complex the will is. And the cooperation of all the parties involved. Many times, we have problems collecting money from banks and it gets dragged out for some time trying to collect all the assets or even determine what assets are involved. So, the time period from start to finish depends upon the, the assets and the parties involved. So, if you need to have an estate taken care of, well give me a call at (727) 847-2288.