IN RE: ESTATE OF
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate of Martha Hood, deceased, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hernando County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 20 N. Main St., Brooksville, Florida 34601, file number 20000499CPAXMX. The estate is testate and the dates of the decedent’s will and any codicils are February 13, 2015.
The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. The fiduciary lawyer-client privilege in Florida Statutes Section 90.5021 applies with respect to the personal representative and any attorney employed by the personal representative.
Any interested person on whom a copy of the notice of administration is served is required to file any objection that challenges the validity of the will or any codicils, venue, or jurisdiction of the court with the court in the manner provided in the Florida Probate Rules WITHIN THE TIME REQUIRED BY LAW, which is on or before the date that is 3 months after the date of service of a copy of the Notice of Administration on that person, or those objections are forever barred. The 3-month time period may only be extended for estoppel based upon a misstatement by the personal representative regarding the time period within which an objection must be filed. The time period may not be extended for any other reason, including affirmative representation, failure to disclose information, or misconduct by the personal representative or any other person. Unless sooner barred by Section 733.212(3), all objections to the validity of a will, venue, or the jurisdiction of the court must be filed no later than the earlier of the entry of an order of final discharge of the personal representative or 1 year after service of the notice of administration.
A petition for determination of exempt property is required to be filed by or on behalf of any person entitled to exempt property under Section 732.402, WITHIN THE TIME REQUIRED BY LAW, which is on or before the later of the date that is 4 months after the date of service of a copy of the Notice of Administration on such person or the date that is 40 days after the date of termination of any proceeding involving the construction, admission to probate, or validity of the will or involving any other matter affecting any part of the exempt property, or the right of such person to exempt property is deemed waived.
An election to take an elective share must be filed by or on behalf of the surviving spouse entitled to an elective share under Sections 732.201 – 732.2155 WITHIN THE TIME REQUIRED BY LAW, which is on or before the earlier of the date that is 6 months after the date of service of a copy of the Notice of Administration on the surviving spouse, or an attorney in fact or a guardian of the property of the surviving spouse, or the date that is 2 years after the date of the decedent’s death. The time for filing an election to take an elective share may be extended as provided in the Florida Probate Rules.
Attorney for Person Giving Notice
James E. Wade, III, Attorney
Florida Bar Number: 374083
116 Bushnell Plaza
Bushnell, FL 33513
Telephone: (352) 568-2500
Fax: (352) 568-2501
E-Mail: [email protected]
Secondary E-Mail: [email protected]
Person Giving Notice:
Fred Norman Akins
P.O. Box 945
Webster, Florida 33597
IN RE: ESTATE OF