Probate & Trust Administration in Fort Myers
Trustees and Personal Administrators
In order to serve as a personal representative, you must be either blood
related to the deceased person, referred to as the decedent, or a Florida
resident. Additionally you must be 18 years or older with no felony convictions.
If you are administering an estate in Fort Myers as a resident of another
state, we can assist you with our
out-of-state representation services. Our firm also assists beneficiaries who believe that the personal
representative of a late loved one's estate is abusing the position
for their own benefit or to withhold inheritance. If this applies to you,
we can help you through the process of
removal or appointment of executors.
Have you been selected to administer the trust or estate of a late loved
one? Serving as a personal administrator or trustee can be a difficult
task, especially if you are grieving the loss of a family member. Our
firm is prepared to assist you with your administration duties and can
help make the process less stressful. With experience assisting 2,400
clients, our firm's knowledgeable Fort Myers probate lawyer is dedicated
to our clients' best interests and understands the Florida probate
process, and can walk you through it step by step.
Contact our team to get started!
The Probate Process and Distribution of Assets: Let a Lee County Legal
Expert Assist You!
Probate involves determining the validity of a will as well as the administration
of an estate, including handling and distributing the decedent's assets
to the beneficiaries. The assets must be used to pay taxes, creditors
and the personal representative before they are distributed to the heirs.
The way the assets are distributed depends largely on the presence of
a valid will. A will can select heirs as well as their inheritance with
few restrictions. If there is
no valid will, then Florida intestate laws will determine the beneficiaries, which may
include a surviving spouse, children or parents, and what percentage of
the estate they will receive.
The Benefits of Hiring a Fort Myers Probate Lawyer
Because our legal team focuses on specific areas of the law, they are prepared
to handle a variety of your
probate and estate planning matters. Whether you are a trustee, personal representative or beneficiary,
we are prepared to protect your rights and fight for your best interests.
As members of the Florida Bar Association, you can trust us to handle
your Fort Myers affairs whether you are a Florida resident or live out of state.
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free case evaluation form for more information about your legal options.