Attorneys Who Understand The Will Probate Process

Probate in Brandon and Lakeland can be time-consuming and complex. 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.

Steps In Probating A Will

The first step of probate in Brandon, Lakeland and the surrounding area is determining whether the deceased had a valid will. Because most people keep their wills with the rest of their important documents, this step is potentially the easiest of the entire process.

The next step is to determine who will be responsible for filing 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 about this responsibility. At this stage, it is important to seek out a lawyer who is familiar with probating a will in Florida.

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

Putting Your Documentation In Order

The probate attorneys at Pilka & Associates, P.A., in Brandon and Lakeland can help the executor 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 to beneficiaries. 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 Brandon and Lakeland, Florida, at 863-236-9321, or contact us through this website.