Probate Administration

Florida Probate Administration That Scrutinizes Every Detail for Your Protection

When someone passes away, assets will be divided and transferred in accordance with the Last Will and Testament or Florida’s laws of intestate distribution. However, even with binding legal documents, questions and disputes still arise. Probate administration is highly complex and filled with details of which clients or beneficiaries would not be aware. Additionally, because emotions and finances are wrapped up in property distribution, it is important to work with an experienced and objective Florida probate attorney who has mastery of the complexities of this area of law and is capable of negotiating with family members or business partners.

The Florida probate attorneys at Wintter & Associates handle every detail of probate administration, working first and foremost for the protection of the assets and the best interests of the beneficiaries. We work to prevent disputes and future litigation or contests of the will by notifying all creditors of the decedent’s death and assisting with all questions and problems regarding taxes. We help you to minimize the taxes you will have to pay, and we help you prepare and file:

  • United States Estate (and Generation Skipping) Transfer Tax Return (Form 706)
  • Florida Estate Tax Return (Form F-706)
  • Final U.S. Individual Income Tax Return (form 1040) for the decedent
  • U.S. Fiduciary Income Tax Returns (Form 1041)

Your Florida probate attorney will supervise as the personal representative distributes assets, making sure he or she meets all requirements of the will and Florida state laws. Lastly, we do the final accounting for the personal representative and collect proper receipts or documentation to ensure that he or she is not subject to a lawsuit in the future.

Probate Law Is Complex – An Experienced Florida Probate Administation Attorney Should Guide Your Every Step

In general, a decedent appoints a personal representative in the Last Will and Testament. This person is responsible for overseeing the distribution of property and the carrying out of the will. However, this can be an extremely stressful and confusing duty for someone who is untrained in probate law. In fact, without proper legal guidance, the representative could become unwittingly at risk for a lawsuit. A Florida probate administration attorney can guide a personal representative through the many duties that are not specified by a will, helping them to carry out the last wishes of the decedent and to avoid any financial or legal mistakes.

Choosing an inexperienced Florida probate attorney could cost you substantially in terms of liability. Of the more than 93,000 licensed attorneys in Florida, less than 350 are Board Certified in Wills, Trusts, and Estates. Fortunately, Florida probate attorney Christopher Q. Wintter is board certified and recognized as an expert in this complex area of law, so when you work with Wintter & Associates, you can rest assured that you are getting the best legal counsel available. Our probate attorneys, Christopher Q. Wintter and Nina Zuckerman Chepp, can make sure that all legal responsibilities are met towards beneficiaries, taxing authorities, and creditors.

Christopher Q. Wintter is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Wills, Trusts, and Estates.   Fewer than 350 of the more than 87,000 licensed Florida Attorneys are Board Certified in Wills, Trusts and Estates.  Only a Board Certified Lawyer can legally claim to be a “specialist” or an “expert” in Probate Administration.   The hiring of a specialist in Probate Administration will assist in making sure that the Personal Representative meets his or her legal and fiduciary obligations to all persons interested in the proper administration of the probate estate including, but not limited to, the creditors, the taxing authorities (such as the IRS), and the beneficiaries, while avoiding the possibility of personal liability and potential litigation.

For Probate Administration in Florida, Call Wintter & Associates to Discuss How Our Firm Can Serve You in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Palm Beach, Boca Raton, and Hollywood

Wintter & Associates, P.A. provides experience in the specialized area of law that is needed for Florida trust and estate matters. Attorney Christopher Q. Wintter, Esq. and his legal team provide thorough, ethical solutions that will serve you and your family now and into the future. To schedule a consultation, call our office at 954.920.7014 (Broward), 305.948.6788 (Miami-Dade), or 561.470.3448 (Palm Beach). If you would like for us to contact you, fill out our online form, and we will respond promptly.

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