Astute Attorney Guides Clients Through Florida Probate Proceedings
Fort Lauderdale law firm helps you distribute property efficiently
Coping with the death of someone close to you is hard enough; it becomes even more difficult when you are responsible for executing their estate. That’s why it’s important to seek help from an attorney experienced with the probate process and dedicated to preserving your loved one’s assets. At the Law Offices of Danielle Greenberg in Fort Lauderdale, I have nearly two decades of experience effectively managing complex probate matters for estates of all sizes. My firm provides comprehensive assistance with the relevant Florida legal requirements and the transfer of property that is not part of the estate, such as joint accounts or insurance policies. If a dispute exists over the validity of a will or one of its terms, I deliver assertive advocacy to help ensure that the wishes of the decedent are honored. With my strong legal guidance, you can gather, manage and distribute property obtained over a lifetime without undue hassle or expense.
Comprehensive advice throughout the probate process
My firm is committed to skillfully handling each aspect of Florida probate matters without undue time or expense, including:
- Filing the will and locating beneficiaries — If you have been appointed executor of a will, I can help file the will and demonstrate its validity. Occasionally, beneficiaries might be people or organizations who have not been in touch with the decedent for many years, so I can ensure that everyone is identified and receives the proper communications.
- Gathering assets — Over a lifetime, people can accumulate property that becomes lost or forgotten. I have the legal experience and economic background to locate hidden assets and incorporate them into the estate.
- Managing taxes and other obligations — Taxes and many other financial obligations must continue to be paid while an estate is in probate. I can make sure that each payment is made so that estate assets are not put at risk.
- Final distribution of property — Once all relevant property is brought into the estate and the court authorizes distribution, I will coordinate these transfers promptly and secure the documentation necessary to close the estate.
Having handled sophisticated wills and trusts over 18 years of legal practice, I am able to advise you what you can expect from the probate process.
Dedicated assistance for all types of estates
Florida provides three types of probate categories depending on the assets in the estate. These are:
- Disposition without administration — In situations where the decedent did not own real estate and left behind very few assets, this process is available to reimburse whoever paid for the person’s final expenses.
- Summary administration — When probated assets are not valued at more than $75,000, this expedited system enables the court to transfer ownership to the named beneficiaries without going through the formal probate process.
- Formal administration — For larger estates, the executor named in the will is nominated as a personal representative of the estate and is responsible for carrying out the decedent’s wishes under court supervision.
Whether you’re looking to organize your own affairs or are dealing with the estate of a deceased loved one, I can explain which process best suits your situation.
Contact a Fort Lauderdale probate attorney for a free initial consultation
The Law Offices of Danielle Greenberg delivers skilled legal representation for a complete range of probate and estate planning matters. Please call 954-289-0138 or contact me online for a free initial consultation at my Fort Lauderdale office.