Do Not Go Through The Probate Process Alone
Through probate, a deceased person’s debts are settled, and assets are distributed to his or her beneficiaries. The deceased person’s financial affairs are also wrapped up through specific court procedures. In Florida, a personal representative is appointed to manage the probate of the estate.
If you have been chosen to oversee the probate of a loved one’s estate, know that you don’t have to do this alone. You may obtain a lawyer to advise you through this difficult time and assist you with the legal process. With years of legal experience and a passion for helping clients with estate planning, probate and estate administration, I encourage personal representatives, beneficiaries and other involved parties to reach out to me at 850-462-3189 for skilled guidance and legal counsel during probate proceedings.
Navigating You Through Estate Administration And Probate
The distribution of assets is often called estate administration. This process typically happens in one of two ways:
- Testate — Deceased person left a will, and ownership of assets will pass to beneficiaries in accordance with his or her wishes.
- Intestate — No valid will exists, so assets will pass to those who are to receive them according to Florida law.
No matter what the circumstances are, I will work diligently to help you settle the estate as accurately, effectively and efficiently as possible. This includes the process of gathering, valuing and safeguarding assets, notifying and settling with creditors, filing tax returns, distributing probate assets to beneficiaries, guidance on how to administer a trust and closing the estate.
Contact H. Frank Winn Jr. For Seasoned Probate Advocacy