Coral Springs Formal Administration Attorney

September 17, 2018

Understanding Probate: A Beginner’s Guide

Many peoples’ first experience with the probate process comes during the extremely difficult time following the death of a loved one. Having a basic understanding of the process can help to alleviate some of the stress and pain you’re feeling, and a qualified probate attorney in your area is always the best source of information. Here is some basic information to get you started…

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September 3, 2019

The Fiduciary Duty of an Executor During Probate

The executor of a will, also known as the personal representative, has certain responsibilities during the probate process. The individual drafting a will is the person who names the executor. The executor’s most important duty is to ensure that a decedent’s will is administered properly and that assets are distributed in accordance with the will’s terms.

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October 7, 2019

Do I Need a Probate Lawyer?

The answer to this question, in almost all cases, is yes.  You may be able to get around hiring a Florida Probate Lawyer  if the decedent died leaving behind a very small estate without real property and this small estate qualifies for what is called disposition without administration.  Yet, even if you do qualify for this type of […]

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October 15, 2019

3 Common Estate Planning Myths

For many, the idea of discussing estate planning is emotional and the process may seem difficult.  This is understandable since making the decision to move forward with planning requires us to face the fact that we will not live forever.  Our own mortality tends to lead to many individuals avoiding the topic all together and […]

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November 1, 2019

Estate Planning Basics

Estate planning is not a one-size-fits-all endeavor.  When executed properly, an estate plan should be a customized plan designed to best protect you and your loved ones. While each estate plan should be tailored to fit your specific needs and goals, every estate plans should include some or all of the following: Will: A will […]

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January 8, 2020

WHAT IS PROBATE?

WHAT IS PROBATE? Probate is a court process where a Judge is involved in determining what the decedent owned at their death, who the proper beneficiaries are that stand to inherit the decedent’s assets and getting these assets from the decedent’s estate to these beneficiaries. This is a simplified definition and unfortunately the probate process […]

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January 15, 2020

WHY DO I WANT TO AVOID FLORIDA PROBATE?

The top 3 reasons most clients wish to avoid probate are: It is time consuming.  The probate process can take anywhere from 6 to 12 months. This means that during that time your beneficiaries are unable to receive their inheritance. Instead the assets held in the estate are subject to potential creditor claims and will […]

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March 24, 2020

Do I Need a Lawyer for Probate?

Not to sound like a lawyer but…it depends. In some instances, your case my qualify for what is called disposition without administration.  You can learn more here to see if you qualify.  If you qualify for disposition without administration then you will not need a lawyer but, instead, need to contact the clerk in the […]

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