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Miami Probate Attorney

Probate is a court-supervised process where a decedent's assets are identified, their debts are paid, and their assets are distributed to their beneficiaries. Probate is a necessary process to wrap up the decedent's financial affairs after his or her death, and therefore proper administration of the decedent's estate ensures that the decedent's creditors are paid off and certain procedures are correctly applied.

Any number of individuals may play a role in the probate process; these may include a personal representative or executor, a probate lawyer who provides legal advice to the personal representative throughout the probate process, those who file claims in the probate proceeding in regards to debts incurred by the decedent during his or her lifetime, the IRS, and interested beneficiaries.

As a Miami probate lawyer with over 30 years of experience, I can guide you through all aspects of the process and explain everything in terms that are easy to understand. I represent clients in:

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When you have worked hard your entire life to build wealth and own property, it's important to protect your wealth and your future. With estate planning, you can plan for the future and have peace of mind knowing that your loved ones will be taken care of when you pass. I have received the AV® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, which is the highest rating given to an attorney for ethical conduct and legal ability. With over three decades of experience handling wills, trusts, guardianships, and health care advanced directives, I can provide you with the highest quality legal representation.

I offer reasonable fees and I am also bilingual, thereby offering my services in both English and Spanish to better accommodate my Spanish-speaking clientele.

Are you looking for guidance with an estate planning or probate matter? As the former chair of the Probate and Guardianship section of the Miami-Dade County Bar Association, and as the former president of the South Miami-Kendall Bar Association and the Miami Business Exchange, you can trust that I have extensive familiarity with the state's probate laws and the issues that Miami residents face every day.

For further assistance with your probate matter, please contact my office to schedule an appointment and to learn how I may be able to help you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does everyone have to go through probate? Unless an estate is worth less than $75,000, formal administration, or regular probate, is necessary. There are ways to avoid the probate process , such as setting up revocable trusts or gifting a certain amount of money or assets to beneficiaries while you are still alive.
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Susan E. Durre - Miami Probate Lawyer
Located at 6601 SW 80th Street, Suite 121
South Miami, FL 33143.
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