Probating a Will

Probate in Brandon and Lakeland can be time consuming and complex. The fact is that most people will never probate a Will, but when the time comes for you to probate a Will in Brandon, Lakeland, or the surrounding area, the attorneys at Pilka & Associates, P.A. are prepared to help.

Brandon and Lakeland, Florida Wills and probate

The first step of probating in Brandon, Lakeland and the surrounding area, is determining whether or not the deceased person had a valid Will. Because most people keep their Wills in a location that holds most of their important documents, this step is potentially the easiest of the entire process.

The next step of the process is to determine who will be responsible for the filing of the Will with the probate court. This person will later become known as the Executor of the Estate. In a properly prepared Will, the executor will be identified and in many cases, may have spoken with the deceased person before they passed about this responsibility. At this stage, it is important to seek out an attorney who is familiar with probating a Will in Florida.

The Florida probate courts have exacting standards of what documents and records should be included with a Will being filed for probate. Every filing adds a cost of either time or money or both, its pays off to have an experienced attorney probating a Will in Brandon, Lakeland, or the surrounding area.

The probate attorneys in Brandon and Lakeland at Pilka & Associates, P.A. will be able to help the executor to collect the necessary documents and records. While probating a Will in Brandon, Lakeland, or the surrounding area, your attorney will be able to properly account for all of the assets of the estate and if required, provide a formal accounting to the probate court.

After all of the required filings have been made and the assets have been accounted for, the final step of the probate process can begin. The assets of the estate can be distributed among the beneficiaries of the estate. This final step will close the Brandon or Lakeland probate process.

Probate Wills in Brandon and Lakeland, Florida

Our attorneys are dedicated to providing effective and efficient representation. Call Pilka & Associates, P.A. in our Brandon or Lakeland Florida law offices at 863-236-9321 •(863) 687-0780 or contact us through this website.