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Understanding Duties of Probate Administration Executor

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When an individual leaves a will containing a sizable estate, there is a specific process which must be done to first prove the will is valid, then administer the estate as laid out in the terms of the will. This process is called probate. In essence, probate is the term for the administration of the estate of someone who has passed away. As part of probate administration, a petition is filed with the court to approve the will and either appoint the executor named in the will, or assign an executor if none was named.

In cases involving probate administration, it is smart to consult with an estate planning attorney at the firm. The attorneys at the firm will answer your questions, review the will and advise you of the best course of action to pursue. Having an attorney knowledgeable in probate administration, probate law, and probate court procedures, can make a big difference in not only preventing errors and delays, but in providing you with true asset protection.

The attorneys at the firm will work closely with the executor, who seeks to accomplish the following tasks as part of the probate process:

  • Submitting wills to the court to be verified and approved,
  • Notifying heirs and creditors of the probate administration proceedings,
  • Gathering up assets in order to do a complete estate inventory,
  • Receiving, reviewing and approving or disapproving creditor claims,
  • Resolving any probate litigation,
  • Paying bills and taxes from the estate,
  • If needed, selling assets, under supervision of the court,
  • Preparing and submitting the petition for distribution of the assets of the estate.

The attorneys at the firm understand that the entire probate process can be complex and quite time-consuming. They also know that after a loved one has passed away, you would like nothing more than to be able to quickly wrap up their affairs and move forward with your life. Their dedication and experience is what you need to help you navigate through the probate process.

Guidance for the Probate Process in Naples

Mr. Edward E. Wollman and the other attorneys at the firm have over 60 years combined experience representing clients and assisting them with all aspects of their estate planning. In recognition of their accomplishments and successes, the firm received an AV-rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, the highest rating available, signifying both legal ability and professional ethics. Mr. Wollman has been personally recognized as a Florida Super Lawyer, in the category of Estate Planning and Probate, for the last five years.

Commitment to providing clients with excellent service, top quality control, and personalized attention is what has made Wollman, Gehrke & Solomon, P.A. the exceptional firm it is today. All attorneys and support staff work hard to help clients make today's plans, tomorrow's legacy.

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