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 accordance with the laws of the state of Florida.
In any case, counsel is highly advisable in the process of estate administration. At Fischler, Friedman, & Bennett, 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 a will.
Let Us Handle The Details
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 submit an inventory list to court
- Pay debts and taxes of the estate
- Submit accountings to the court
- Distribute the estate
- Determine homestead status
- 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. For clients in the Fort Myers and Naples areas, call 239-333-1200 to reach our Southwest Florida office. You can also email the firm to schedule a consultation.