When a person dies, their estate passes through what is known as “probate.” This process ensures that all debts are settled by a person’s estate and that estate assets are passed to beneficiaries either named in a will or by the laws of intestacy. This is a very time consuming process that can be especially difficult for a grieving family. A Florida Probate Attorney can oversee this process and make sure that all debts are paid and assets are distributed properly.
A person appointed by the Court to serve as personal representative (executor) of an estate will need to make sure that an accurate inventory is taken of all items and goods to ensure that no estate assets are hidden or omitted. The personal representative also needs to make sure that proper steps are taken to notify creditors of a person’s death so these creditors can file a claim with the estate. In Florida, a personal representative must hire an attorney who will guide them through the probate process and report to the Court.
Sperry Law Firm has experience probating estates and will take the necessary steps to make sure that this process moves smoothly. It is a complicated process that can be made more difficult if there are family disputes or other issues. An attorney can help alleviate disputes among beneficiaries and make sure the estate assets are distributed properly, thereby allowing the family to find closure after the probate process is completed.
At Sperry Law Firm, our clients are our top priority. For more than 30 years, Bruce J. Sperry has provided quality legal representation to personal representatives and beneficiaries of estates. The attorneys at Sperry Law Firm understand the needs of residents of Plant City and the Greater Tampa Bay Area, as well as those throughout the State of Florida. The goal of Sperry Law Firm is to build an attorney-client relationship built on a solid foundation of trust. This trust is established through client communication. Here, each client is treated individually and their legal matter is given the attention it deserves. You will always receive prompt attention and will always be kept informed on how your matter is proceeding.
Our areas of service and experience in probating estates include:
- Full Administration
- Summary Administration
- Ancillary Administration
- Contested Wills