The attorneys of Slonim Law, based in Melbourne, Florida, are well versed in handling all probate administration matters.
What is probate? Probate is a court-supervised process for identifying and gathering the assets, paying taxes, claims and expenses of deceased individual and distributing their assets to beneficiaries.
Typically, probate falls into three categories, Formal Administration, Summary Administration, or Ancillary Administration. Trust Administration is also a potential, but that typically falls outside of much of the court proceedings.
Probate attorneys can assist with the administration necessary when assets are part of the estate and not designated to pre-determined beneficiaries.
Some key things to know about Probate and Slonim Law:
- Probate is necessary because it helps to wind up the affairs of a deceased person.
- If your spouse dies and all accounts are jointly owned, you do not have to go through probate. These assets fall into the survivorship category. This means they automatically go to the living spouse.
- This process is much easier when your attorney is supplied with the correct documentation. You can see an extended list on our Initial Consultation Preparation Tips Blog.
- Last Wills are important. They are an instruction manual for the courts. It is best to plan ahead and have your estate in order. This makes the probate process a lot easier for all parties involved. We can help you with all of your estate planning needs. You can find more information about estate planning here.
- Probate is not a quick process, but it does not have to be an extremely drawn out one either. The attorneys of Slonim Law will expedite this process as quickly and easily for you as possible.
We look forward to helping you with all of your probate needs.