When a loved one passes away leaving behind assets, a knowledgeable, compassionate attorney is needed to probate the assets and administer the trust estate when a trust is involved.
Probate is a legal process through which the assets of the loved one are legally distributed to the beneficiaries under a will, or if there is no will, to the heirs in accordance with Florida law. The Court oversees the payments to creditors, beneficiaries, and heirs to ensure that the payments and distributions are proper. Court approval is required when distributing assets under the terms of a will or in accordance with intestate succession law.
Trust administration is the retitling of assets as outright distributions to the beneficiaries or beneficiaries' own trust in accordance the with the wishes of the loved one that passed away.
The Bouchard Law Firm has experience in advising its clients in a multitude of probate law and Trust Administration related issues and disputes.
Some of these issues or disputes include, but are not limited to the following:
In most Florida probate cases, representation by counsel is required. However, not just any counsel will do. At such a challenging time, only compassionate, knowledgeable counsel will do. Under Florida law there are caps on how much an attorney may charge for probate administration and trust administration. If you would like an initial, complementary consultation, please call 407-937-9644.