After a family member passes away, survivors are expected to tackle complex procedures known as probate in order to close their loved one's estate. Probate is a complicated legal process that involves attorneys, judges, and overwhelming paperwork, and it can take six months or more to fully resolve. During this time, survivors must wait to occupy, sell, or rent their relative's property, sometimes causing costly delays and fighting among family members.
If you have been appointed as the personal representative to an estate, your role may require you to fill out forms and perform legal processes that are completely foreign to you, with the exact requirements depending on the specifics of your loved one's estate. If your loved one lived, died, or held assets in the state of Florida, you will likely have to go through probate in Florida—and you will need an attorney who is licensed to practice law in Florida to complete the probate process. So who can you entrust with your future if you live hundreds of miles away from the nearest Florida probate court?
A Miami Probate Attorney Providing Legal Help to Clients Across Florida
The Probate Law Firm was created to provide comprehensive legal assistance to both residents and non-residents of Florida. Our virtual presence allows us to meet with clients anywhere in the world, handling their probate administration and even representing our clients in probate court without the need for them to travel out-of-state. Best of all, we handle all cases with flat fees and no hidden charges or costs. Call our office today or fill out our contact form to set up your first online strategy session.
If We Do Our Job Right, You Won't Even Know Probate Is Going on
Each state creates its own laws for what happens to a resident's assets after they pass away. In general, probate exists to ensure that all the deceased's outstanding debts have been paid, and that the deceased's property is legally transferred to named heirs. The judge overseeing the probate case will review everything that your family member may have owned (including bank accounts, real estate, stocks, and insurance policies), allow creditors to come forward to collect debts, ensure taxes are paid, and determine which heirs and beneficiaries will receive the remaining assets.
Our goal is to make the probate process as easy as possible for you. From our first virtual strategy session, we get to know you—your situation, your problems, your goals. If you allow us to handle your case, you can enjoy minimal stress while we provide:
- A Simple Probate Process. Our goal as a law firm is to make the probate process simple and easy for you. The initial probate strategy session is done over the phone so that you do not have to leave the comfort of your home or take time off from work to come into our office. Most documents that we send you can be signed electronically from your phone or computer. You will not have to go to court or deal with the banks or financial institutions to close out your loved one’s bank accounts. We do that for you. Losing a loved one is complicated enough. That is why we stive to make the probate process simple.
- Access to Our Team: One of the biggest complaints people have of attorneys is that they are not accessible. We understand how frustrating it can be to hire a professional to get a job done for you and then never hear from them. This is why we have policies and procedures in place to make sure you are in the loop throughout the entire case. You will have a dedicated Team that reviews your case on a weekly basis to determine what steps need to be taken to move your case along as quickly as possible to get you the results you want. Our Team is highly responsive and if you ever have a question, you will have direct access to the Team. Our attorneys have dedicated “office hours” specifically for meeting with our existing clients to answer any questions they might have even if it is just a simple case update.
- Clarity and Transparency. Chances are this is the first time you have ever been through the probate process. This might even be the first time you have hired an attorney. That can be scary and overwhelming. We take the confusion out of the probate process and explain in simple and easy to understand language how long the probate process will take and what you can expect along the way. We want you to be comfortable in your decision of who you hire and make sure that everything is explained to you very clearly from the beginning so that there are no surprises along the way.
- Results. At the end of the day, you are hiring a probate attorney to get you results. Our primary goal is to get you the results you want. When searching for an experienced probate attorney, we would encourage you to read the reviews written by past and present clients. It is one thing for the probate law firm to say how good they are, but it is another thing for their clients to say how good they are. We are blessed to have hundreds of grateful clients that have written about their positive experience with our Firm.
Our legal team stands ready to assist clients in Miami-Dade County, throughout Southeast Florida, and anywhere in the United States who need help with Florida probate matters. Contact The Probate Law Firm today to learn how we can help in your first strategy session.