Probate Attorney Boca Raton

What is probate and why would you need a probate attorney?

Definition of Probate is the legal process (often complicated) that simplifies the distribution of your property after you die. A probate attorney can spare your heirs the often slow, lengthy, and expensive process of probate after your death, by preparing your will as validation and authorization for the distribution of your estate as specified by you in your will. Generally, the absence of a will delays the distribution process and routes it to further administrative proceedings where a judge will determine what to do with your estate.

Probate laws vary from state to state. Regardless of which state you live in, probate tends to be a slow, costly process, especially if the will is contested. Probate costs (depending on the state) may include attorney fees, executor fees, and administrative expenses. Some cases have gone on for years, with charges accumulating. Probate is also public, and all case materials become public record.

If you reside in Boca Raton, it is recommendable to be advised by a Florida Probate attorney, as a Probate Lawyer in Boca Raton knows the state's mandates and can prepare or update your will, so your estate can be administered more efficiently. Your estate planning Boca Raton, FL attorney can advise you on the management and distribution of assets, estate taxes, charitable trusts, guardianships, protection from creditors, and more.

An attorney can also discuss your exceptional circumstances and present options such as the establishing of a living trust to avoid probate. There are diverse ways to prevent probate such as giving away your assets while you are alive, own property jointly, and more. Some states also allow transfers of real estate and making accounts payable upon your death. The Berman Law Groups probate attorney in Boca Raton will go over their probate attorney fees and all other costs to advise you on the law and your options for your estate.

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Orlando Office: 37 North Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801. Phone: (407) 926-6610
Gainesville Office: 805 Northwest 13th Street, Gainesville, FL 32601. Phone: (352) 514-3791 and Fax: (561) 826-5201
Stuart Office: 789 South Federal Highway, Stuart, FL 34994. Phone: (772) 283-9200 Fax: (772) 283-9229
Boca Raton Office: 3351 NW Boca Raton Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33431. Phone: (561) 600-3823 Fax: (561) 826-5201