Probate

Probate is defined as the process by which property is distributed to defined beneficiaries at the time of death. This distribution is ultimately dictated by provisions set forth in a last will and testament. In cases where there is no will, the intestate process must be undertaken to determine asset distribution.

In any case, counsel is highly advisable in the process of estate administration. At Fischler & Friedman, P.A., we are prepared to bring our decades of experience and expertise to help you through the probate process and work to resolve any probate issues that arise. We are prepared to bring our expertise to efficiently and effectively inventory all property and overseeing appraisals and asset distribution (as defined in the will). Our attorneys can provide sound counsel and representation through all aspects of the probate process and help you:

  • Notify heirs and creditors
  • Find assets and submitting an inventory list to court
  • Pay debts and taxes of the estate
  • Submit accountings to the court
  • Distribute the estate
  • Determine homestead states
  • Prepare and file all required probate court forms
  • Represent the estate in probate court
  • Transfer assets

Our comprehensive knowledge allows us to handle formal, summary or ancillary administration issues. Lawyer Michael A. Fischler also has more than a quarter century of experience as a litigator, in addition to being a Certified Circuit Court and Family Court Mediator. Should any probate dispute arise, he is prepared to do whatever is necessary to protect your interests.

For a confidential consultation with an attorney in the Fort Lauderdale area, call our home office at 954-763-5778. Call 239-333-1200 to reach our satellite offices in Fort Myers and Naples, representing clients throughout Florida's west coast. You can also email the firm to schedule a consultation.