Coral Gables Probate Attorney
Simplifying Florida's Probate Proceedings
In Coral Gables and throughout Florida, a large percentage of estates will
have to go into probate. Probate is the court-supervised process where
the decedent's assets are identified, debts are paid, and any remaining
assets are distributed to the beneficiaries. Under Florida law, there
are two types of probate proceedings and these include formal administration and
summary administration, with summary administration being the simplified version of the two.
Probate is a necessary process to pass ownership of the decedent's
probate assets to his or her beneficiaries. If the decedent left a will,
it will be ineffective unless the will passes through probate court; therefore,
one can understand the importance of probate. Probate is also necessary
for ensuring that the decedent's financial affairs are resolved after
his or her death.
Does a personal representative need a lawyer?
If you have been elected as the personal representative or executor, you
may be wondering if you need an attorney. A personal representative should
always work with a qualified attorney in order to assist them in the administration
of the decedent's estate. Since a number of legal issues arise, many
of these issues are unfamiliar and complicated to non-attorneys.
With 30 years of experience working as a Coral Gables probate lawyer and
as the former chair of the Probate and Guardianship section of the Miami-Dade
County Bar Association, I am extensively familiar with Florida's probate
laws and what types of issues you're likely to encounter.
As a probate attorney, I handle a number of other areas that involve:
AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, which is the highest rating an attorney can receive for ethical conduct
and legal ability. I have received this ranking because I am 100% dedicated
to ensuring that my clients are satisfied with my service. I offer reasonable fees and
I am bilingual in both English and Spanish to accommodate the Spanish speaking residents of Coral Gables.
Contact me today to find out how I can be of service to you.
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