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Our Easy 3-Step Probate Filing Process

1

Schedule a FREE initial consultation

During your free initial consultation, we will spend whatever time is necessary to analyze your unique case and let you know if it qualifies for a summary or formal administration. We will provide a preliminary estimate of how much you can expect to pay including court costs.

2

Collect your paperwork

Next, simply scan and email related and requested information to our secure online mailbox. From that information, we will prepare your probate petition for your review and file it with the appropriate local court for you.

3

Receive your court approval

Once the court accepts the summary eligible petition, an order is issued and assets are immediately distributed to beneficiaries and creditors. Formal administration cases involve additional steps.

Services

We offer services related to estate planning, business planning and asset protection, trust administration, and elder law.

Why Choose Us?

When you retain our firm, you receive personal, direct assistance from Florida Probate attorneys Thomas R. Walser and Michael Bracchi, and you won’t just be handed off to junior staff to file and administer your case. Every case has its own complexities, which is why it’s important you choose a firm like ours, with years of experience.

Immediate

Response time

Get an immediate, no cost consultation with our attorneys. We respect our clients’ time.

No Large Deposit

Required

We’re confident in our skills and ability to gain access to an estate. We’re paid from proceeds, so no deposit is needed.

All Electronic

Everything Entirely Remote

Everything can be done electronically – Eliminating the need to travel.

24-48 Hours

Pleadings

Receive pleadings in as little as 24-48 hours.

Estate Openings

Less Than a Month

Can open an estate in as little as 3-4 weeks.

Inheritance

Protection

We’ll advise you on how to best protect your inheritance during probate litigation.

House Sales

Quick Turnover Assistance

Can sell a house within 1-2 months.

Modern Approach

To Probate

Fast timelines and technology.

FAQs

A probate is required when someone dies leaving assets titled in their sole name, with no joint owners, nor any named beneficiaries. For example, if someone passes away and owns a house, bank account or car in their sole name, that asset will not be able to be transferred or sold without a probate administration. Simply put, there is no way for the beneficiaries to obtain legal ownership of the estate assets without permission from the court via the probate process. One major misconception is that probate will indeed still be required, even if the decedent had a valid Last Will and Testament at the time of death.

Yes! As a courtesy, we offer a free 30-minute consultation to learn about your situation and determine whether we can be of assistance. Contact us to schedule an immediate, no cost consultation with our attorneys. We respect our clients’ time.

Total cost for a probate will depend on how much work needs to be conducted by the law office to complete the administration. We work with families to minimize out of pocket expenses to whatever extent possible, by routinely asking for a small deposit and agreeing to be paid from the assets of the estate when you collect your inheritance.

From start to finish, the duration of the probate process can vary significantly. Predicting how long the probate process will take depends on which state you are conducting the administration in, and will vary depending on the size and complexity of the estate. There are many factors to consider – for instance, the size and value of the decedent’s assets, outstanding debts owed by the decedent, number of beneficiaries, tax implications, probate procedural requirements, etc. Click to read more. 

 While there are a variety of probate processes, the default route is via a “formal probate.”  A formal probate begins with a petition being filed in the probate court identifying the decedent, and identifying the alleged beneficiaries, either via a Will or intestate statutes.   Any interested person, usually a beneficiary or the nominated personal representative, can petition the court to appoint a personal representative who will act on behalf of the estate.  Once the court grants Letters of Administration and appoints someone to be the personal representative, the estate is initiated. Click to read more.

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