Judy-Ann Smith Law Firm, P.A
Our probate and estate administration services are offered both to Florida and out-of-state executors and trustees. When you are coping with the loss of a loved one, these added responsibilities can seem burdensome and unmanageable. Our estate administration team can provide help and support during a difficult time with the following specialties:
• Probate services
• Trust administration
• Estate and fiduciary tax return preparation
• Asset retitling
• Asset distribution
Other estate administration services
If you need help with the probate of a Florida will, or if you have been named as a successor trustee under a living trust, we offer a free consultation, in person or by telephone, with one of our qualified estate administration attorneys. We can advise you regarding your postmortem trust administration duties. We can review trust instruments to make sure all assets are properly transferred and titled, ensure accurate accountings are rendered, and prepare estate and fiduciary tax returns. Our caring, professional approach allows our lawyers to assist you every step of the way and provide the ideal level of service.
We can typically help out-of-state personal representatives and trustees fulfill their responsibilities without the need to travel to Florida. We will keep you advised of probate proceedings and ensure a smooth transfer of property.
How Our Florida Probate and Estate Administration Services Can Help You
With years of experience in probate court, the estate administration team of Judy-Ann Smith Law Firm, P.A knows how to open an estate, inventory and assemble the assets, manage the claims of creditors, and handle all other duties of an executor or personal representative. Our goal is to get the assets into the hands of the rightful heirs and beneficiaries as quickly as possible, in accordance with Florida probate or trust law.
In some cases, there may be disagreement or confusion about the proper ownership of an asset due to ambiguous terms in a will. These situations may require the expertise of an attorney to resolve disagreements and potential family discord. Our estate administration services can prevent legal complications and find practical solutions to difficult problems.
For more information about this practice area, or to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our estate administration and probate attorneys, please contact us now.
If you have other legal concerns find out how else we can help you on our Practice Areas Page.