When conducting estate planning in Florida, one of the biggest questions you may have is how to ensure your estate avoids probate. Forbes notes that if you have a will, your assets will pass through probate. This is a lengthy and sometimes expensive process. While some states have enacted new changes that streamlined the process, it is still best to avoid it as much as possible.
Family members in Florida often fight over the privilege of becoming the person in charge of estate administration. However, few people really understand the work that comes with executing the responsibilities that accompany this role or that of an executor.
If you have been left in charge of a loved one’s estate following his or her death, you may feel overwhelmed at the prospect of a drawn-out probate process. We at Burandt Adamski Feichthaler & Sanchez PLLC are familiar with the state of Florida’s probate laws, and we have helped many clients navigate the efficient administration of their loved one’s estates, so they can focus on grieving and moving forward.
After a loved one passes on, various challenges surrounding their estate may arise, which can make daily life especially tough for those who are already struggling with the loss of someone they love dearly. Sadly, probate disputes are not uncommon and they can wreak havoc on an entire family. These disputes surface for various reasons, but some disputes are centered around a beneficiary not receiving assets that they were entitled to. If you believe that your rightful inheritance was kept from you, it is pivotal to examine all of the legal options you may have.
Many often come to us here at Burandt Adamski Feichthaler & Sanchez PLLC questioning what would happen if they were to die without a will. If you are like many of them, you may assume that your heirs would be given the right to decide amongst themselves how to divide up your assets. Yet this could introduce the potential for serious discord. Thus, the state has set up guidelines that dictate what happens with your estate if you die intestate (without a will).