In Florida, probate is the court-supervised process of identifying and gathering the assets of a deceased person, paying the deceased individual’s debts, and distributing all assets to eligible beneficiaries.
Probate helps with the distribution of assets if the decedent left a valid will. If the decedent did not leave a valid will, probate law will assist those who do not have a formal structure in place to distribute the assets of their loved one.
First, the decedent’s assets are used to pay for the probate proceedings, then the assets are used to pay the decedent’s debts, and lastly, whatever is left is distributed to the decedent’s beneficiaries.
At Chaya Posner Law, PA, we will make sure your deceased loved one’s wishes are respected during the Probate process. We know your loved one would have wanted that for his or her family members. We plan with you to avoid probate and there are many ways in Florida to do so; including revocable living trusts and retitling assets.
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We assist the executor or person who becomes the representative for the estate.
If you become the beneficiary of a Will or Trust, we are here to represent you. We make sure that the will is executed correctly by the trustee.
The Probate Process
We can assist in having all your Wills and Trusts and have all the proper estate planning in order to avoid
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