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Executor Appointment or Removal

Fort Myers Probate Attorney

Every estate that needs be probated requires a personal representative, which is called an executor in many other states. Generally a valid will selects a personal representative, but there may be a range of circumstances why that person is not suited for the duty. We understand that as a beneficiary, you may be concerned about protecting your inheritance, and our firm is here to assist you in seeking what is rightfully yours.

Seeking the removal of a personal representative?

If you are concerned about how a late loved one's estate is being handled, it may be in your best interests to petition for the removal of the personal representative. If you believe that the personal representative is taking assets or abusing his or her position, then you should contact a Fort Myers probate lawyer from The Dorcey Law Firm, PLC to learn more about breach of fiduciary duty claims. Concealing assets, taking an unnecessarily long time and a variety of other actions or inactions may disqualify the personal representative.

Appointment of a Personal Representative

If you believe that the current personal representative of a late family member's estate has committed a breach of fiduciary duty, you may be able to seek legal assistance to remove them and replace them with a more qualified individual. In the state of Florida, a personal representative must meet the following criteria:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • No felony convictions
  • Mentally capable
  • Blood relatives or Florida residents

Contact a Fort Myers Probate Lawyer Today

Our firm has assisted more than 2,400 clients, and we understand the importance of a personal representative in the estate administration process. We pride ourselves on listening to clients' wishes and goals for the future and then providing them with advice for their unique situations. Because we focus only on specific areas of the law, we are well-equipped to handle a variety of your probate and estate planning matters. To learn more about the removal or appointment of a personal representative of your late loved one's estate, complete a free case evaluation from The Dorcey Law Firm, PLC today!

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The Dorcey Law Firm, PLC - Fort Myers Attorney
Located at 10181 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Suite C, Fort Myers, FL 33966
Phone: (239) 330-6674
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