Is there a time limit for probate? No. the law is that as far as real estate concerned that the title to the property vested the beneficiaries or heirs the incident of death, probate is necessary to determine who the heirs or the beneficiaries are of the decedent to know who owns the property as of the date of death. So there is no time period in which to proceed with a probate proceeding. If there are bank accounts or whatever and the decedent’s name and probate didn’t commence, the banks will eventually turn the money over to the state of Florida’s unclaimed funds. And so they will sit there until the probate proceeding has been filed. So, there is no limit once the probate proceeding has commenced. The courts, the probate judges like to have the estate proceeding closed within one year. However, you can petition to extend the time period, for administration, giving them reasons why. If you have any questions give a call at (727) 847-2288.