Complete Services For Probate, Estate And Trust Administration
After a loved one dies, there follows the difficult task of distributing the estate through a legal procedure called probate. If you have never gone through this complex and often lengthy process, the steps and delays can be confusing and overwhelming.
Many people are unsure what to do after the death of a loved one. We can help. The lawyers at Burandt, Adamski, Feichthaler & Sanchez, PLLC, have assisted Cape Coral families through estate administration since 1974. We know the factors that commonly complicate probate, causing stressful interruptions and creating strain among family members. Allow us to settle your loved one’s estate and relieve you of the burden.
Handling Simple And Complex Estate Matters
Whether your loved one prepared a will or had no estate plan, the administration of the estate may take months or years and involves many separate elements, such as appraising assets, paying creditors and dealing with the questions of impatient heirs. Our goal is to take you through these steps as efficiently as possible, minimizing your family’s stress so you can focus on consoling one another. Services we offer include:
- Ancillary probate, meaning additional court proceedings if your loved one owned property outside of Florida
- Representation for clients who live out of state, but own property in Florida
- Creation of voluntary or involuntary guardianships
- Protection of homestead and other rights of a surviving spouse
- Guidance through summary estate administration if your loved one died more than two years ago or if the estate is worth less than $75,000
Complicated issues arise when the terms of the will are in dispute. Our law firm can protect your rights as a beneficiary. It is not unusual for heirs to an estate to discover that their rightful inheritance has been stolen, often by another family member. We have decades of experience helping families through this painful situation.
If your loved one’s estate plan includes a trust, the assets funded to the trust do not go through the probate process. The administration of a trust can be quite complicated, however, and we have the knowledge and experience to effectively administer your trust, working alongside other advisers and fiduciaries.
Let Us Serve Your Estate Administration Needs
During the emotional time following the death of a loved one, we are ready to provide you with compassionate and comprehensive guidance. Call 239-542-4733 to schedule your initial consultation, and we can determine the best ways to help you meet your goals. You may also contact us through our online form.