Probate is the legal process which determines whether an individual's last will and testament is valid or invalid. While probate may seem relatively simple, it is actually an extremely involved process that can have many variables. Not only does the will need to be verified, but an executor must be appointed in some cases, assets will need to be evaluated, heirs must be notified, claims need to be approved or disapproved, bills must be paid, assets may need to be sold, and other actions may need to be taken to ensure the proper distribution of the decedent's assets and estate. In cases where a will has been determined to be invalid, or the decedent has died without leaving a will (intestate), the court will need to appoint a representative who will be charged with gathering and distributing the decedent's assets and estate according to Florida intestacy rules. These rules designate heirs to the estate and clearly lay out how assets and properties are to be distributed. Essentially, with no will, your estate planner is the State of Florida.
Each probate is different and each must be represented with the utmost care and attention to detail in order to prevent any unforeseen errors or delays. A commitment to seeing the decedent's wishes are upheld and their assets are fully protected is essential in probate administration. The attorneys at Wollman, Gehrke & Solomon, P.A. have more than 60 years combined experience providing clients with the representation they need for simple or advanced estate planning, asset protection, and navigating the probate process and get it completed in an efficient and timely manner. Once you contact the firm, a knowledgeable probate attorney can answer any questions and offer you guidance. The firm will work diligently to see that you receive the professional legal assistance necessary to manage the probate process through to completion.
Connect with a Florida probate attorneyto manage probate administration. The goal is to assist you to avoid problems and time-consuming delays in estate distribution.