Attorneys Who Understand The Will Probate Process
Probate in Florida can be time-consuming and complex. Most people will never probate a will. However, should you find yourself in this position, the attorneys at Pilka & Associates, P.A., can help.
The Process For Probating A Will
The first step of probate 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 often quick and easy to navigate.
The next step is to identify who will be responsible for filing the will with the probate court. This person will later become known as the executor of the estate. A properly prepared will clearly names the executor.
Probate courts have exacting standards for what documents and records you must include with a will you are filing for probate. Because every filing adds a cost of time, money or both, it pays to have an experienced attorney working with you.
Getting Your Documentation In Order
Our attorneys can help the executor collect the necessary documents and records. While probating a will, your lawyer will be able to properly account for all the assets of the estate and, if required, provide a formal accounting to the probate court.
Once you make all the required filings and account for all the assets, the final step of the probate process can begin. The assets of the estate can be distributed to beneficiaries, thereby completing the probate process.
Learn How We Can Help
Our attorneys focus on helping you navigate this difficult process as quickly and efficiently as possible. Schedule an initial consultation online or by calling us in Brandon at 813-502-1097 or in Lakeland at 863-263-9321.