Experienced Florida trust and estates attorneys help guide you through the process
Probate follows what is typically a painful emotional loss. We have many years of experience in probate law, and we know how to ease the stress of probate by guiding executors and beneficiaries through the complex process.
The process of probate
Most executors have rarely, if ever, probated a will, and they know little about the process. We can guide you through the complex probate process, including:
- Filing the will with the Florida probate court
- Developing the best strategy for fairly and expeditiously probating the estate
- Finding and collecting assets
- Closing and opening bank accounts
- Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate
- Paying estate taxes
- Valuing, managing, preserving and liquidating the estate
- Locating beneficiaries
- Hiring experts, when appropriate
Valuing and managing the estate
Our attorneys assist executors with the arduous process of collecting, managing, valuing, protecting and liquidating the assets of the estate. We have a team of experts available to assist in every aspect of estate probate. When appropriate, the firm calls upon accountants, financial advisers, real estate agents, property managers and other professionals to assist with executor duties. W can access expert opinions about unique assets such as antiques, rare books, automobiles, and other collectibles for accurate valuation, management, and possible sale.
Even in apparently straightforward estate cases, there are sometimes disputes between beneficiaries. Our professional courtroom presence can calm the emotionally charged process of probating a challenged will, or a disputed executor or judicial decision. When it is in the best interests of our client to preserve cordial familial relationships, we are adept at mediating these disputes. When necessary, we assertively defend our clients’ beneficiary rights within the Florida probate court.
Contact a thorough estate-planning lawyer today
We serve clients throughout South Florida. Call us at 305-670-1237 or contact us online.