Probate is the legal procedure in which the probate court assumes jurisdiction over the assets of someone who has died. The court supervises the payment of debts, taxes, and probate fees, then supervises the distribution of the remainder to the persons named in a will, or to the heirs if there is no will.

The Personal Representative (in other states this role is called the “Executor”) is the person nominated by a will to follow the instructions of the will and administer the estate in strict compliance with Florida law.  If there is no will, the Personal Representative is the person authorized to administer the estate under Florida law. In Florida, every personal representative, unless the personal representative remains the sole interested person, must be represented by an attorney admitted to practice in Florida.

The loss of a loved one can be one of the most difficult situations you’ll ever face. We have helped guide many families through these times. Our attorneys will help you from the start to the end of the probate process.  We will help you prioritize your tasks, organize the estate, prepare and file necessary documents, and help you stay in compliance with our complex Florida probate laws.  We have an in-depth understanding of the complexities and requirements involved in probate cases throughout the state of Florida and we will provide you with the competent legal representation you need while handling your case with the respect and compassion you deserve.

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