Probate & Estate Administration
Making sure your loved ones assets are handled as they intended
Losing a loved one is extremely difficult and dealing with the court system afterwards can be confusing and frustrating. If you have been named as Personal Representative in a Last Will and Testament or if your family member passed away without a will, our firm can help you get through the complex process of probate efficiently & compassionately, allowing you to focus on what really matters…healing and family.
What is probate?
Probate is the court supervised procedure in Florida where a Will is proved to be the valid Last Will and Testament of a person that has passed away. Once proved, the executor is appointed and distributions can be made to beneficiaries, pursuant to the Last Will and Testament. In Georgia, the term probate is also used to refer to the legal process of administering a decedent’s estate when they have died without a Last Will and Testament. In those cases, since there is no will and no executors or beneficiaries designated, the court will appoint an administrator to be in charge of the estate and beneficiaries are determined by Florida law.
Whether your loved one died with a Last Will and Testament or not, our firm can guide you through the sometimes confusing process called probate and administration. From helping you gather the initial information that the court would require to start the process, from preparing the initial paperwork, paying creditors, distributing the estate assets, tax obligations and closing out the estate with the Probate court, our firm can help you with this process from start to finish. We offer a free case evaluation to determine whether we can help you and your family.
We know that sometimes probate cases can get ugly, but we can help. If you question whether the Last Will and Testament submitted for probate is valid, it is imperative that you act quickly. If you question the validity of a will that has been submitted for probate because the decedent lacked the mental capacity to execute the will, you suspect the decedent acted under duress or under influence when signing the will, you suspect fraud or forgery, or you have evidence that the Last Will and Testament being submitted for probate was doctored then please contact our offices immediately for consultation.
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