Boca Raton Probate Lawyer
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When a person passes away in Boca Raton, Florida without having created
a valid estate plan, the division of their estate will oftentimes be handled
in probate court. Simply put, probate is a legal process that commences
after a person passes away. Especially since this difficult legal process
comes at an intense time of your life, you may need legal advice and services
to help you navigate every issue. At Capital Law Group, PLLC, we offer
the compassionate, knowledgeable guidance you deserve.
Why Choose Our Probate Attorney?
At The Capital Law Group, PLLC, we are set apart from other law firms by
our dedicated approach.
- We value quality service over quantity of cases
- We are known for compassionate legal counsel
- We custom-tailor strategies to your unique needs
- We build lasting relationships with our clients
Call (516) 325-1211 for trusted legal counsel. No case is too complex for
our legal team.
An Overview of the Probate Process in Boca Raton
There are several steps involved in this process. First, a previously named
executor or an interested party applies to become a personal representative
of the deceased person’s estate. If approved, this person will be
issued Letters of Administration and will be given the authorization to
settle the estate. If the deceased person had created a will, it must
be submitted to the court to be examined. If a person created their will
with witnesses present, with notarized statements signed by these witnesses,
the person’s will can be considered “self-proving” and
does not require court examination.
Once a will has been submitted, the representative will gather and inventory
a person’s assets, pay any debts or taxes that may be outstanding,
and eventually oversees the distribution of property and assets to the
rightful beneficiaries. Once this has been completed, an official report
containing all information regarding the handling of the deceased person’s
estate must be submitted to the court. At this stage, anyone with an objection
can voice their opinion in court.
Among other legal details, we can help you:
- Prove the validity of the decedent's will
- Categorize and appraise the deceased’s property
- Settle any debts of the decedent
- Distribute property in compliance with either a person’s will or
state law if no will is present