Naples FL Probate Attorney
There is a common misconception that having a will allows your estate to avoid probate. This isn’t necessarily the case.
Probate is simply the process of transferring ownership of assets and winding up financial affairs after a person’s death. Even when a person dies with a will, the will often must be submitted to the court before property can be distributed. If a judge determines that the will is valid and complete, the probate process may be relatively straightforward.
With Or Without A Will, We Can Help With The Distribution Of Assets
Parrish, White & Yarnell, P.A.’s estate planning attorneys have assisted clients with probate in a variety of situations. A well-planned estate disposes of all assets with a valid will or trust. In these situations, we help personal representatives move the estate through probate as quickly and smoothly as possible.
When a person dies without a valid will, the court must follow Florida statute in determining how assets are distributed. Our lawyers can help descendants identify assets, debts and potential heirs as the estate moves through probate.
Probate Goes Hand-In-Hand With Estate Planning
Planning in advance can simplify the probate process, ensure your wishes are followed and protect your loved ones’ interests. If your will fails to meet specific legal requirements, a judge may rule that the statute, not your will, should govern distribution of your estate. Our attorneys have the experience and skill necessary to prevent this result.
If you own real estate in multiple locations, your estate may be subject to an ancillary probate process in Florida. We can help you avoid this by investigating different title holding options.
At Parrish, White & Yarnell, P.A., we build collaborative relationships with our clients based on clear communication and high-quality service. Our lawyers draw on more than 60 years of collective experience to develop innovative, cost-effective solutions to probate problems.