Probate is a court-supervised process for identifying and gathering the assets of a deceased person, paying the decedent’s debts, and distributing his or her assets to beneficiaries. If you’ve recently lost a loved one, board certified in the law of wills, trusts and estates by the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education attorney Randy Doane says you should definitely seek a lawyers assistance.
“Except for very small estates, and those estates in which the executor is the sole beneficiary, in almost all cases you will need a Florida probate lawyer because Florida law is complex.”
Doane says without guidance most people cannot handle the process themselves, and the courts are not set up or staffed to provide probate legal assistance. In addition, judges require probate documents to meet certain specifications and wording. The founding partners of Doane & Doane are board certified West Palm Beach Probate Attorneys. With the additional advantage of certified public accountancy in their backgrounds, they present a unique combination of skills and experience which enables them to effectively settle, administer, and manage clients’ trusts and estates.