St. Petersburg, Florida Probate Attorney
Florida Lawyer Handling Probate Administration Matters
A probate lawyer is essential when your family is dealing with the loss of a loved one and going through a difficult time. At Doreen Doe, P.A., I offer compassionate, honest representation to people throughout the St. Petersburg area who need assistance with the probate administration process.
I have over 20 years of experience helping people navigate the probate process. I am familiar with all of the rules and I am here to answer any questions you have regarding how to deal with a loved one's estate. I believe in careful attention to detail and I will be by your side to make sure you feel comfortable with your decisions, and that you are compliant with the court. Contact me today to schedule a free initial consultation.
If a loved one left behind a will and there are assets solely in their name, this means their estate will go through testate administration and the contents of the document will be followed, unless there is a dispute. As an experienced probate lawyer, I understand how to fulfill all the steps needed to probate a will in Florida. I can also assist you if you believe you have a valid reason to contest the will, such as questioning the deceased's competence at the time they executed the will or whether there is a question about the beneficiaries.
There are also different types of probate, depending on the size of the estate. For estates worth under $75,000, you may be eligible for summary administration. If the estate is worth more than $75,000, or there are more complex assets involved, the estate will most likely have to go through formal administration, which requires a personal representative be appointed. I can help the personal representative make sure they comply with all their duties, including timely and accurate filings with the court.
If the deceased did not leave behind a will stating how they would like their estate divided, the property will be subject to the intestate statutes of Florida. An estate without a will can present its own challenges, and as your probate lawyer, I can help you sort through them efficiently while attempting to preserve family relationships.
If you are unsure of how to proceed with probating an estate, I encourage you to contact me to schedule a free consultation. I offer evening appointments and will travel to you, if necessary. I believe in being accommodating and accessible to my clients.