Cristin earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2004. Then she graduated with honors from Florida Coastal School of Law in 2007, receiving her Juris Doctor. Cristin was admitted to practice law in Florida in 2008. Cristin was admitted to practice law in the Federal Middle District Court of Florida in 2013. Initially, Cristin worked as a prosecutor for the State Attorney's Office in Clearwater, Florida. As an Assistant State Attorney she prepared and litigated hundreds of trials and gained experience researching, responding to and litigating postconviction motions. Thereafter, Cristin opened The Legacy Law Firm, LLC to follow her dreams of Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts and Probate. Due to her previous experience with postconviction relief, Cristin also handles postconviction matters. Cristin is a member of the Upper Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce and serves on the Code Enforcement advisory board of the Oldsmar City Council.
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Florida Middle Disctrict
Owner, Attorney at Law, The Legacy Law Firm, LLC
Assistant State Attorney, State Attorney's Office, 6th Judicial Circuit
Florida Coastal School of Law
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Questions Answered by Cristin Silliman
Q. Do I have to go to probate, if i am the executor of the estate, in the state of Fla. A: More information is needed to correctly answer your question. If directions for disposition of the estate are in a Will (as opposed to a trust), or if there was no will, and the assets were solely in the name of the deceased (as opposed to joint accounts/titles) then yes. Contact an attorney in the area that the deceased resided, you will need an attorney for probate in Florida.
Q. My question is does adult children have rights to their moms personal belongings? A: This depends on whether the mother has a will and what the will says. If the mother has a will, it should direct what property or other assets she owns goes to which beneficiary. If the adult children are not listed as beneficiaries in the mother's will, then no they would not have a right to the belongings. If the adult children are listed in the will, then each child would be entitled to whatever the will indicates. If there is no will, then the assets of the mother will pass through the intestacy laws of the State.