We understand that handling the final affairs of a deceased family member and navigating through the complex probate process can be difficult and confusing. Whether you are a personal representative, beneficiary and/or an heir to an estate, our full-service law firm in DeLand, FL, provides a variety of professional probate services including legal advice and representation to guide you through the probate process during this emotional period in your life. We also serve clients in DeBary, Deltona, Orange City and Lake Helen, FL.
The personal representative (executor in some states), is the individual responsible for settling the affairs of the estate and carrying out the final wishes of the decedent as directed by a will or trust. Our legal representation is invaluable in helping you make legal decisions, complete the required legal documents, attend court hearings and perform other fiduciary responsibilities as required by Florida law.
The legal and financial responsibilities that Personal Representatives (PR) are required to administer are often too difficult or time consuming for many individuals, especially if they live out of state and are not familiar with Florida law. When hired by the PR, we will manage the affairs of the estate and ensure all legal and fiduciary responsibilities are met. We prepare all required legal documents, provide legal representation and advice, and resolve any disputes as they arise.
We provide legal representation for heirs, beneficiaries, personal representatives and other claimants who are challenging or defending the validity of will, fiduciary responsibilities, guardianship, and other claims against them or the estate that need to be resolved through probate litigation in a court of law.
It is not unusual for family members, beneficiaries and other claimants to have a dispute with a will or trust when they believe they are not getting what they are entitled or have been wrongly left out of the will or trust. If you are an heir or beneficiary and are contesting the validity of a will or have a dispute with a living trust of the estate, we can help you resolve those disputes and if necessary, litigate in court to ensure your rights are protected.
Minors and incapacitated adults are often most affected upon the death of a loved one because they can not legally make decisions for themselves. An adult may be appointed a legal guardian involuntarily if the court determines the individual is unable to care for themselves. Through our compassionate guardian representation, we ensure that the welfare and financial needs of minors and incapacitated individuals are provided as directed by a will, trust and/or Florida court.
Our probate services will help bring closure to a deceased family member’s estate and ensure your loved ones final wishes are carried out in a legal manner. Contact us to schedule an appointment today.
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