When a loved one dies, the process of winding down their estate can be complicated and time-consuming for grieving family members. Starks Law LLC helps Florida clients in Orange County, Seminole County, Hillsborough County and Duval County with probate court matters, providing legal guidance and assistance with estate administration and distribution.
What is Probate?
Probate is a court proceeding designed to settle the estate of someone who died. In Florida, when someone dies owning real estate or other assets in their name alone, without beneficiaries or joint owners, probate proceedings ensure that those assets are distributed to the individuals or organizations entitled to receive distributions.
When people create wills, those legal documents help guide the probate administration. When someone dies after creating a will, they are said to die “testate”, so probate proceedings serve to “prove” the will and distribute assets according to the will’s provisions. The will should identify the person who will serve as personal representative, to handle the estate of the deceased person. Probate proceedings serve to officially appoint the personal representative, so they can carry out their responsibilities.
If no will was created, the deceased person is said to have died “intestate.” In that situation, probate in Florida serves to administer the estate according to state law. The court will appoint a personal representative.
Count on Starks Law LLC for help with Florida Probate Matters
After a loved one dies, the probate process in Florida is an important step to ensure assets are distributed according to their wishes, or according to state law if they didn’t leave a valid will. Having an experienced Florida probate attorney on your side can help ensure the process goes smoothly.
With many attorneys claiming to be the “best probate attorney in Florida”, it can be hard to know who you should work with. Attorney Vera June Starks understands the Florida probate process and has experience helping clients in Orlando, Jacksonville, Daytona Beach, Sanford, Winter Park, Winter Springs, Altamonte Springs and Longwood navigate the system with ease.
If your deceased loved one owned assets that need to be administered through probate in Florida, or if you need assistance with probate litigation matters, contact Starks Law LLC today at 404-445-8755 to schedule an initial consultation. Starks Law LLC: In your corner. By your side. Every step of the way.