STUART PROBATE LAWYER
What is probate?
Probate is a legal term for the court-supervised process that takes place after someone’s death. This legal process entails a court deciding whether the deceased’s will is valid as well as determining how the remaining properties and debts are to be allocated. Once the will is admitted to probate, the court will appoint a “personal representative” (who is referred to in some other states as an “executor”) to oversee the administration of the estate.
The personal representative has the duty of notifying all beneficiaries and creditors of the estate proceeding. The personal representative is also required to pay or otherwise handle all debts of the estate, and to pay all applicable taxes. Once all obligations of the estate have been satisfied, the remaining assets are distributed to the beneficiaries. Our trusted attorneys can help you successfully navigate this often complex and confusing area of the law.
Step-by-Step Assistance Through the Probate Process
Crary Buchanan is a firm with a positive reputation in Florida, and we are trusted time and time again to handle probate cases because we have been doing so for 85 years. Our firm consistently cares for the needs of our clients, and always works so that the outcome is in their best favor. We know that this is no doubt a difficult time for you and your family, and we want to help the process run smoothly. By contacting a probate attorney from our firm, you can trust that you will be getting the best possible legal care.
For probate help that you can trust, contact our firm today.