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St. Petersburg Estate Planning & Probate Lawyer

Helping Families Prepare for the Future

Thinking about the future can be stressful. There’s no telling what the future holds, and feeling unprepared for it can make it tempting to avoid thinking about it altogether. Thankfully, there are many things you can do to make sure that you and your loved ones will be taken care of.

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We provide a wide range of legal services for our clients, including:

Every family has different needs. Our experience provides us with an important framework for assisting clients, but we provide every client with personalized service to learn more about their goals.

We strive to help our clients find peace of mind for the future. You deserve to feel protected, and our experienced legal team can help you live your life to the fullest while feeling assured that you have a plan for the future.

What Is the Probate Process in Florida?

Probate is defined as the court-supervised process of distributing the assets of a deceased individual. It also includes paying off their debts.

The assets that are included in the probate process may include:

  • Their Financial Accounts
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Real Estate Solely in Their Name

The personal representative is required to have attorney representation and should employ an attorney that will walk them through this, sometimes confusing, process.

How Long Does Probate Take in Florida?

The probate process is different in every state. There are a variety of factors that determine the kind of process you are dealing with and how long you should expect to complete the probate process.

The complexity and time span for the probate process also depend on the circumstances of the estate. Most estates in Florida can be settled within one year.

To learn more about the specifics of the Florida probate process, visit our probate page.

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Need Answers to Your Questions?

You Are Not Alone. We Are Here to Help.

Whether you are wondering about estate planning or the rights that your elderly loved one is entitled to, there are many questions people have when dealing with these issues.

Part of what makes creating a will or trust so intimidating is that few people understand what it entails or where to even begin. Like most things in life, estate planning becomes less of a daunting task once you start learning the process.

You don’t have to do this alone. Our knowledgeable estate planning lawyers can guide through the entire process step-by-step. We encourage our clients to ask questions and have an open dialogue with our staff to ensure that they get the most of out of our services. We are here to help meet your needs and built a trusted relationship.

Contact us today at (727) 240-2350!

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