Many of our readers in Florida may be unfamiliar with the probate process. In short, it is the legal process of marshaling a person’s assets upon death, and then settling debts, paying taxes and distributing what remains to heirs and beneficiaries. In many cases, the probate process can be quite simple. However, there are some probate cases that can get complicated in a hurry. When that occurs, having the right information about getting through the process can be a huge benefit for Florida residents.
Taking on the burden while you grieve
For most people, the death of a loved one is a sad, grief-filled time in their lives. Unexpected deaths, in particular, can be tragic. But, even if the deceased was elderly or had a terminal illness, closure and grief can remain. Add to that the need to get through the probate process and you may have a recipe for quite a difficult time. At our law firm, we understand that burden and the emotions involved. We work with our clients to take on the burden and usher their probate cases through the court system.
Even a case that may seem simple to begin with has the potential to take weeks or months to conclude. The more assets there are to identify, the more time concluding the case will likely take. In addition, there could be claims to the assets from heirs – or expected heirs. Sometimes complications can arise even if the deceased person had a comprehensive estate plan in place.
For loved ones who are trying to move on after the death of a loved one, the probate process can seem overly complex, expensive and burdensome. However, it is a process that most people will need to get through. For more information about how our law firm works with Florida residents to do just that, please visit the probate overview section of our website.