Flexible payment plans available – flat fee, percentage, hourly, pay as you go
Why Choose Us for Florida Probate?
- We’ll evaluate the circumstances and particulars concerning the estate and advise the client on the most appropriate strategy for administering the estate and in doing so we will:
- Identify estate assets and determine whether the assets are in fact probate assets or assets that can be distributed outside the scope of probate, and advise client as to when, how, and to whom the assets will be ultimately distributed to.
- Assess whether a Formal Probate Administration or abbreviated form of probate (i.e. Summary Administration) is appropriate and advise the client of the pros and cons.
- Identify specific assets that are protected from estate creditors and prepare the appropriate court documents to ensure that those assets are in fact protected from creditors (i.e. homestead, vehicles owned by the decedent).
- Draft all required court documents on a timely basis and secure the court’s appointment of the Personal Representative and have the decedent’s Will (if any) admitted to probate by the court.
- Secure waivers and consents from beneficiaries when appropriate so that probate proceedings may be expedited.
- We’ll provide legal advice in plain English versus legalese to the client as to their legal duties and rights whether the client is a beneficiary, Personal Representative, or both.
- We will file relevant tax forms with the IRS and take proactive risk management measures to ensure the Personal Representative will not be exposed to personal liability.
- We also provide ancillary probate services for estates of decedents who were not Florida residents but who owned Florida real estate at the time of their death.
- We assist our clients in obtaining services of trusted professionals such as realtors, real estate appraisers, appraisers for personal property (firearms, jewelry, art work), and accountants when necessary.
- We ensure that our clients are reimbursed for expenses incurred such as for funeral expenses, attorney fees, and other costs related to the administration of the estate, and compensated in accordance with Florida law for services rendered to the estate.
Flexible payment options including flat fee, percentage, hourly, pay as you go, payment plans
may be available depending on various factors relating to the estate such as:
- How many beneficiaries there are and the ability to locate them;
- How many potential creditors;
- The potential for litigation;
- The type of assets involved;