Looking for a Probate Attorney?
We have experience in Trust Administration, Formal Administration, Summary Administration, and Ancillary Administration.
We can help! Regardless of where you are in the process, we can help you administer the estate and help you understand the legal issues involved.
We also advise clients should a dispute arise between the heirs of an estate.
We have expertise in Will Administration, Formal Administration, Summary Administration, and Ancillary Summary Administration.
In most cases, Probate will be necessary to distribute the assets of a person who has passed away in Florida or owning assets in Florida.
We strive to take the stress away for you in this difficult time and provide a streamlined process after the loss of a loved one.
Probate is the formal term for the process of distributing an individual’s assets when a person passes away with or without a Will.
A probate action is necessary for the beneficiaries to gain access to the following assets:
• Bank accounts with no beneficiaries
• Financial investment accounts with no beneficiaries
• IRA’s with no beneficiaries
• Life insurance policies with no beneficiaries
• Real estate not jointly owned
• Personal property of the deceased
After the court establishes a valid Will is in existence, the court will admit the decedent’s Will to probate and order the assets to be distributed in accordance with the provisions of the Will.
If there is no Will in existence at the time of death, the Court will follow Florida law to determine who the proper heirs of the decedent are, and will order the assets of the decedent to be distributed to the rightful heirs.
Florida Law Requires an Attorney in Most Probates
In almost all formal probates, Florida law requires the assistance of a Florida probate lawyer.
If you are not sure if you need to open probate or if the probate will require an attorney, please feel free to call the office and we can discuss that with you.
Call our office today to speak with an experienced St Augustine Probate Attorney at 904-875-3774 (EPPG).