While much of our practice is devoted to helping families avoid probate entirely, if you must probate an estate, we can efficiently guide you through the process.
Probate is the court-supervised process of distributing assets after a person has died. Title to property of the deceased person cannot be transferred without a court order. The length of the probate process typically depends on the size and complexity of the estate, as well as the schedule of the probate court. Most probates take about six months, but some go on for considerably longer.
While much simplified, the typical probate process involves filing of the Will with the probate court, petitioning the court to appoint a personal representative, providing notice to heirs, notifying potential creditors, payment of debt, and final distribution of assets to heirs.
Speak with an expert at the Baby Boomers’ Barrister today. We can help you find answers to all your questions, and help you reach your goals in St. Petersburg and Tampa, Florida.