Miami Probate Lawyer
South Florida Probate Administration Lawyers
Probate is the legal process by which a person's assets are distributed after death. If a person dies with a valid will, the estate is considered testate, and a personal representative (executor) is named to attend to the resolution of the estate. If a person dies without a will (intestate), the Court will appoint a personal representative in accordance with the statute. Regardless of whether or not a will is involved, the assets of the deceased must be determined and any debts against them settled. This can be a complicated process when there is a paucity of records and information left by the decedent or when there are competing claims on the part of creditors. At Barreto & Romeo, P.A., we advise and represent an estate's executor, as well as family members interested in contesting a will . We understand the financial and legal issues involved and can often save clients time and money in settling an estate through probate.
Barreto & Romero, P.A. has handled numerous probate actions in South Florida. We provide efficient and cost-effective services for estates ranging in size from modest to large. For more information regarding our probate administration practice, contact our office today to schedule an appointment to discuss your case.
Estate Planning and Probate Administration
Our firm can advise the personal representative and provide probate services throughout all steps of the probate process, including:
- Filing a petition to name a personal representative
- Marshalling and valuing the assets and debts of the estate
- Notifying creditors and other interested parties of the probate action
- Counseling personal representatives on the actions they must take to fulfill their fiduciary duty
- Payment of outstanding debts and tax obligations
- Distribution of the remaining estate assets according to the wishes of the decedent
- Applying for federal tax ID number for an estate or trust
- Wrapping up the estate and filing all necessary papers with the Court
Call (305) 742-0066 or send us an e-mail to arrange for a free initial consultation.
Efficient and Cost-Effective Probate Services
A delay in the probate process can consume both time and money. At Barreto & Romero, P.A., our experience allows us to avoid most probate problems before they happen. We utilize the latest technology to automate many of the calculations of the probate process and to produce accurate results in an efficient manner.
It may be possible to minimize your involvement with the probate process, through the creation of a living will or trust. Barreto & Romero, P.A. is an experienced estate planning law firm. We can discuss whether this is the right solution for you. If it is, we can take the action needed to create these estate vehicles for you.
For a free initial consultation with a probate attorney at Barreto & Romero, P.A. call (305) 742-0066 or send us an e-mail. Located in Miami, Barreto & Romero, P.A. serves clients throughout South Florida in estate planning, administration, and litigation matters.
More information on the probate process can be found at our Probate Administration Information Center.
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