Delray Beach Probate Attorney

Experience You Can Trust.

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Delray Beach Probate Attorney

Experience You Can Trust.

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Delray Beach Probate Attorney

Experience You Can Trust.

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Effective.

Experienced.

Efficient.

The Legacy
Law Firm

serving all 67 counties in the state of Florida for probate matters

Planning for potential disability, death or dealing with the legal system after you lose a loved one can be extremely stressful.  Having an experienced lawyer by your side is crucial and we understand that there are many options when it comes to hiring a Florida probate attorney or an experienced Florida estate planning attorney.  Our firm works hard to differentiate from the rest by prioritizing the relationships we build with our clients and our attorney and staff pride themselves on providing quality legal services without the stress.  Rest assured, your case will receive personal attention to detail and will be handled in a compassionate, efficient and effective manner.

At The Legacy Law Firm, you get small firm attention to detail with big firm results.  Call today to schedule a consultation.

The Legacy Law Firm is a law firm based in South Florida with offices in Delray Beach and Coral Springs.

A Law Firm That Is Client Centric.

It's simple: Our clients always come first. We strive to provide an experience that is superior through being responsive, efficient and attentive.

Our Practice Areas

Our firm practices exclusively in Probate Administration and Estate Planning.
We strive to provide a stress free experience that is results driven.

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Attorney
Christine A. Schafer

Owner of The Legacy Law Firm

I strive to provide my clients with the attention and legal excellence they deserve. We provide small firm attention to detail with big firm results.

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Frequently
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Frequently
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You do.  The future is unforeseen and the best way to ensure your wishes will be honored is to take the time to plan ahead. Your age or wealth should not be the deciding factor when it comes to creating an estate plan.  Instead, focus on what your goal is and meet with an attorney to learn how you can accomplish it through a comprehensive estate plan. Perhaps you are concerned about your minor child, entering your retirement years, are recently divorced or married, recovering from an illness or building your wealth – estate planning is beneficial for everyone.

Probate is the legal process of administering a deceased individual’s estate. The probate process is designed to wrap up the decedent’s affairs after satisfying any outstanding debts.  If a valid Last Will & Testament exists then the court will administer the estate assets in accordance with the wills’ terms. If the individual passed away without a valid will then Florida law will determine who is entitled to receive the estate assets. This process is public and can be both costly and time consuming.

Probate can be avoided through proper planning that is completed during your lifetime.  Utilizing a Revocable Trust, naming proper beneficiaries on qualified accounts, and owning certain property jointly are some ways in which the probate court can be avoided.  If probate avoidance is one of your goals then schedule a strategy session with our firm today to further discuss your options.

The cost of probate is determined by evaluating the specifics of each case.  Some factors that contribute to the cost of probate include the overall value of the estate assets and the complexity of the case at hand.  It is best to have an attorney evaluate your specific case in order to provide a proper quote.  If you feel as though you may have a probate matter and need assistance, please send us more information on your potential case using our Free Case Evaluation Form below.

The value of the estate, the case specifics and even the county where the individual passed away affect the duration of a probate case. It is best to have an attorney review your specific case. Please send us more information on your potential case using our Free Case Evaluation Form below.

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Providing legal counsel on Probate Cases arising from any of the 67 counties located in the state of Florida and with Estate Planning to all of South Florida.

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