Probate can be a complex maze after a loved one’s passing. We are here to guide you with clarity and precision through every step.
Probate is the legal process that happens after someone dies. It’s the court-supervised procedure that’s activated to handle a deceased individual’s estate — both assets and liabilities.
The court first authenticates the validity of a will, if there’s one in place. Without a will, Florida law takes the wheel, guiding the distribution of assets.
Every claim, every debt, every unpaid sum is laid out and addressed before assets find their way to the rightful heirs or beneficiaries. It ensures that creditors get their due and properties transfer cleanly and correctly.
Probate is usually needed even if there is a will. It’s also time-consuming and can be expensive, depending on the size and complexity of the estate.
This is a simple version of what the probate process looks like. In reality, it can be much more complex depending on the estate.
Here is the simplified version of probate in the state of Florida:
Probate isn’t always straightforward; these four steps are just an overview.
Delays and bureaucracy can hinder families from covering funeral costs. Disputes or creditor issues often arise.
You don’t have to tackle this by yourself. We are ready to help you navigate and ensure you get what’s rightfully yours.
We help keep probate as painless and easy as possible. With proper estate planning, you can even avoid probate completely.
But if it’s too late for planning and you are facing probate, we can help you through this difficult time.
Our job is to help you save time, conflict, and frustration. You should be allowed to grieve the loss of your loved one. Let us do the heavy lifting and guide you through the probate process, making it as simple and straightforward as possible.
Probate isn’t enjoyable, especially if you are grieving a loved one.
If you wish to avoid probate in the state of Florida, here are three ways to do so:
Even when things go smoothly, the probate process can be daunting. However, you can trust that you will be in caring, knowledgeable hands with our team.
Contact Barbara M. Pizzolato, P.A. today and take control of your estate’s future. Ensure peace of mind for you and your loved ones.
Trust in our expertise to guide you every step of the way.