Probate Attorney in Miami, FL
What Is Probate?
Probate is the court supervised process that transfers legal title of property from the estate of the person who has died (the “decedent”) to his or her beneficiaries. Either by will, or if no will exists, the Florida law decides. A will does not prevent probate court involvement. A properly funded trust may prevent probate, but must be created and signed while the individual is alive and competent.
Is Probate Court Necessary?
Probate is necessary to pass ownership of the decedent’s probate assets to the decedent’s beneficiaries as stated in the will. At Ally M. Glaser, P.A. we are here to help you with this process. If the decedent left a valid will and the will is admitted to probate in the court, it will be effective to pass ownership of probate assets to the decedent’s beneficiaries. If the decedent died without a will, probate court initiation is required to pass the property and the beneficiaries are determined by Florida law.
Do I Have To Use A Lawyer For The Probate Court Process?
Yes, in Florida it is very helpful to hire an attorney to navigate through the complex probate process. At Ally M. Glaser, P.A. we can help you meet all deadlines and avoid mistakes and delays. Ally M. Glaser, P.A. is here to help with these complicated matters. Ally M. Glaser, P.A. believes that getting to know you is essential to delivering legal services that truly fulfill your needs. This is why personal attention, accessibility and responsiveness are core priorities in our law practice. Our firm brings sensitivity to family issues and a seasoned approach to every matter we handle.
How Long Does Probate Court And The Process Take?
It depends on the facts of each situation; some probate administrations take longer than others. Even the simplest of probate estates must be open for at least the three-month creditor claim period. It is reasonable to expect that a simple probate estate will take about five or six months or more to be properly handled.