Probate & Estate Planning

Probate, simply put, you want to avoid it.  But, sometimes that is not always possible if the appropriate estate planning was not done prior to the decedent's death.  Appropriate Estate Planning by an estate planning attorney can greatly assist to that end in most cases.  Probate is not only time consuming and expensive, but it potentially opens the assets up to attack by creditors, leaving less funds available for the rightful heirs.  However, it is the legal process in in which ownership of the decedent's assets are transferred to the rightful heirs if appropriate estate planning was not performed.  If you cannot avoid probate, and a formal estate needs to be opened, you will need to hire a probate attorney under Florida law.   If you need assistance in planning your estate or have questions about probate in Florida,  please contact my office for a free consultation in the Orlando area at 407-657-2525, or toll free at 1-888-581-2525, or send me an e-mail regarding your case.

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