When a loved one passes away you may need help in following his or her wishes regarding the distribution of his or her property and money after death. Unless all of the person’s assets were titled in trust, or passed through a beneficiary designation form, or by rights of survivorship, you will need to hire a probate attorney to represent you in the administration of the estate, a process known as probate.
The services a probate attorney provides include determining how assets will be distributed, payment of debts and taxes, filing necessary motions, and making arguments in court should the will be contested. Sometimes a probate lawyer will be needed to assist you in locating unknown assets.
Debra G. Simms, is an experienced attorney and is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in guiding families through the Probate process. Our clients are often the adult children of Florida retirees. There is no need to travel to Florida – we can handle the entire Probate process using e-mail, telephone, etc. Courts now accept photocopies of pleadings so that documents can be signed and either faxed or e-mailed back to us for filing!
If you have lost a loved one residing anywhere in Florida at the time of death, please contact our offices for a consultation.