When someone dies, assets will be divided and transferred in accordance with their Last Will and Testament or if there is no will in accordance with 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 often come into play, 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 Law 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 will contests. In accordance with Florida law, we notify all known creditors of the decedent’s death and assist with all questions and problems regarding taxes.
Your Florida probate attorney will supervise as the personal representative distributes assets, making sure he or she meets all requirements of the will and/or Florida law. Lastly, we prepare 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 Administration 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 carrying out the terms of the will. However, this can be stressful and confusing for someone untrained in probate law. In fact, without proper legal guidance, the personal representative could become unwittingly at risk for a lawsuit. A Florida probate administration attorney will guide the 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 avoid any financial or legal mistakes.
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.
Choosing an inexperienced Florida probate attorney could cost you substantially in terms of personal liability, additional legal fees, and unnecessary delay in making distributions. Out of the more than 110,000 licensed attorneys in Florida, Mr. Wintter is one of approximately 340 who 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.
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 Law, you can rest assured that you are getting the best legal counsel available. Our probate attorneys will make sure that all legal responsibilities are met towards beneficiaries, taxing authorities, and creditors.
For Probate Administration in Florida, Call Wintter Law to Discuss How Our Firm Can Serve You in throughout Florida.
Wintter Law provides experience in the specialized area of law that is needed for Florida trust and estate matters. Our legal team provides thorough, ethical solutions that will serve you and your family now and into the future. Schedule a consultation by calling our office at 954-920-7014 or if you would like us to contact you, please complete our online form.