The death of a loved one is always a traumatic event, and as the will executor, making decisions regarding their will and estate can make the process that much more difficult.
If you have been appointed as the fiduciary of a will, or a will executor, then you have a legal obligation to settle the deceased’s estate in a timely manner. By hiring a Florida Probate Attorney, you can make this process easier for yourself and your loved ones.
Probate is a legal process that occurs after someone dies. It protects the rights of creditors and entitled beneficiaries.
During the probate process, it is the responsibility of the executor to prove in court the will is valid, inventory and appraise the deceased’s property, pay debts and taxes, and distribute the remaining assets to beneficiaries. This can take a few months or a few years, depending on the complexity of the deceased’s estate.
If the fiduciary fails to execute this process, then litigation will usually occur and the fiduciary will be held personally liable.
The right Probate Attorney will give you clarity, efficiency and peace of mind as you go through this difficult process. It is important to find an attorney that will not only aggressively represent you, but will also show compassion.
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