What is Probate?
Upon an individual’s demise, their estate will undergo a legally overseen probate procedure. This probate process can prove intricate and perplexing, particularly if you lack familiarity with it. If you’ve been designated as the personal representative in the will of a friend or family member, you bear a legal responsibility to appropriately handle the assets of your loved one. In your capacity as the personal representative, you’ll be required to inform the beneficiaries of the estate, settle outstanding debts, and supervise the overall administration of the probate process.
How Our Probate Attorneys Can Help
Our probate and estate administration practice includes the handling of all aspects of probating a decedent’s will, or if one has died without a will, in applying to the court for Letter of Administration. We take a comprehensive approach, providing advice to the decedent’s surviving family with respect to preliminary steps to be taken, including:
- The making of funeral arrangements
- Locating the will
- Providing notification to government agencies and others
- Assembling important documents
- Assisting in the administration of trusts
We also handle post-mortem tax planning, the preparation of court documents, collecting assets, and preparing and filing estate tax returns and accountings. Where necessary, we can also represent you in connection with will contests and other estate-related litigation. With our knowledge and experience in dealing with the Florida courts, we can alleviate the stress associated with the Florida probate process.
Resolving Your Probate Case, Whether Simple or Complex
The Law Office of Angela Siegel endeavors to provide these services in a highly effective, expeditious, compassionate and caring manner, believing that all of the foregoing can be delivered together, without compromising the quality of legal work performed.
Contact Our Probate Attorney Today
From legal guidance in a relatively straightforward probate proceeding to those matters which are much more complicated, we are available to help you. Contact us online or call 516-741-6100 to arrange a free consultation.