Helping You Deal With Probate In Florida
After the loss of a loved one, the estate must be distributed to intended beneficiaries. The beneficiaries will receive this property according to any estate planning documents that the deceased had in place prior to passing, and if no such documents existed, according to Florida’s intestacy laws.
The process of collecting an estate, paying off the estate’s debts and transferring the remaining assets to those entitled is called probate. Probate is often very frustrating to many families, as it can be a very lengthy ordeal. It is important to have an experienced lawyer working with you to ensure that things are handled correctly at each stage.
The law firm of Daniel W. Uhlfelder, P.A., in Santa Rosa Beach, has more than three decades of combined legal experience working with complex legal issues. Our attorney and staff will work together with you to put you in a position to go through the probate process as efficiently as possible.
Helping In-State Or Out-Of-State Clients
If your loved one had property in Florida, whether that be a second home or other substantial assets in the state, it is likely that you will need to go through probate here in order to distribute the assets according to his or her final wishes.
We assist those who live or visit in the Florida Panhandle as well as those living out of state who have issues that need to be resolved. We help you deal with any of the concerns involving probate, including:
- Gathering all the assets of an estate
- Paying the debts owed by the estate
- Administering trusts connected to the estate
- Litigating disputes concerning probate
The probate process is tedious and can take a long time to complete. Proper estate planning can minimize or even eliminate the probate process. Our law firm can help with designing and implementing an efficient estate plan that will minimize or eliminate the probate process. We also can assist the personal representative with the probate process of carrying out your loved one’s estate plan.