Miami Probate Attorney and Estate Administration Lawyer

Miami Probate Attorney and Estate Administration Lawyer

Probate Attorney Serving Miami & South Florida

Miami Probate Attorney

A death in the family or of a close friend is stressful enough. Having to handle all the estate related issues just compounds the loss. You need a compassionate, experienced attorney to help you handle the details. If the deceased has a will, you or someone will likely need to go to court to transfer assets to the beneficiaries. If you are the personal representative or executor, you have to administer an estate or trust, and have have to fiduciary responsibility for the assets.

Help guiding you through the maze of legal issues is a welcome relief. The court proceedings are called probate, and you shouldn’t do it without a lawyer.

Did you know…

If you or a loved one are in need of legal advice about a will, an estate plan, or representation to probate an estate, contact Miami probate attorney Jonathan H. Parker, to receive the help you need. We approach each case as a partnership—you will never be left in the dark. Call our office today for a free initial consultation.

There are different requirements if the decedent died having a valid last will and testament (testate) or without one (intestate). Also, depending on the value of the decedent’s probate estate and how long the decedent has been gone, there are different types of probate processes.

As a probate attorney, we help navigate the process, whether you need to probate the estate, distribute assets, or just get advice. And, at times, we work with you to resolve conflicts among beneficiaries.

Legwork

Miami Probate Attorney

Many people agree to be executors on estates, but don’t realize the scope of that responsibility when a person dies. Following the death, the executor has many tasks to undertake and, even after hiring a lawyer, many executors do feel overwhelmed.

We will take away the stress and save you time and money.

Just for starters, the executor must ensure all the documents are in order and have ordered the death certificate, filed the the will with the local probate court, if there is a one; got appraisals of valuable property, possibly involving hiring an estate sales company; filed the deceased person’s final income tax return; disposed of estate or trust(s) property; and dealt with claims against the estate’s assets. We will do it all for you.

In most probate cases, beneficiaries don’t argue and there aren’t creditors submitting formal claims, but state law still requires the case remain open for months, and in many situations may drag on for more than a year. The executor should send regular letters or emails to beneficiaries to keep them up to date, increasing their burden. As attorneys, we keep the lines of communications open, track all requirements, send out updates, fie required documents with the court, and bring closure as quickly and efficiently as possible.

We will lighten the load and make sure you can take it easy while we get it done right.

Services:

As Miami probate lawyers, we provide some or all of the following legal services for estate executors and family members:

  • Locate and secure probate and non-probate assets
  • Obtain death certificate
  • Obtain values and appraisals of all the decedent’s property
  • Get a tax ID number for the estate.
  • Notify retirement plans, including IRAs and 401(k)s; and rollovers. We’ll help you make appropriate elections, as needed
  • Notify insurance companies, and collect proceeds
  • Prepare and file all documents required by the probate court in a timely manner
  • Address income tax issues with CPAs; Determining if any estate taxes and/or inheritance taxes will be due and, if so, determine where the cash will come from to pay the taxes
  • Assist with the sale of estate property, or re-title it into the names of the estate beneficiaries if it is not being sold
  • Settle or litigate any disputes among personal representatives and beneficiaries
  • Request court permission for various actions as required by applicable state probate laws
  • Distribute the remaining assets to the beneficiaries after paying legitimate bills and taxes

For skilled assistance from a Miami estate administration lawyer or Miami probate attorney, contact Miami Probate Lawyer Jonathan H. Parker.

Call (877) PARKER-9 for a confidential consultation.

Save Time

Our attorneys come from different backgrounds with diverse expertise. Our clients can always count on our attorneys to relate to their situation and get things done as fast as possible.

Save Money

We provide legal advice and solutions at rates to save you money.

Fee structures in advance and in writing so there are no surprises.

Save Your Peace of Mind

Nothing is more important than your peace of mind. We work closely with our clients and handle each case to reach the best outcome, ensuring you have nothing to worry about.