411 Probate is a law firm that provides estate planning and probate legal services to give you control and the ability to manage your loved one’s affairs in accordance with their wishes.
What is Estate Planning, Estate planning is the process of anticipating and arranging, during a person's life, for the management and disposal of that person's estate during the person's life, in the event the person becomes incapacitated and after death.
What happens to your business, investments, and property when you are incapacitated or when you are gone? 411 Probate helps business owners and executives manage their assets and business while they are alive and plan the distribution of their assets to their chosen heirs after their death. 411 Probate has attorneys that are nationally-known experts in estate planning.
During your lifetime, there are three main documents that are essential to managing your assets and your well-being: a general durable power of attorney for financial matters, a healthcare power of attorney, and a living will. These documents allow you to appoint a representative to make financial and medical decisions during the period when you cannot. Without these documents, your family may be required to obtain court orders to manage your assets or medical situations.
In order to control the distribution of your assets upon death, your Last Will and Testament or Revocable Trust are used to allow you to decide how and to whom your assets will be distributed. Every situation is unique; each client has a different set of needs and concerns. 411 Probate ensures that your estate plan is tailored to your individual circumstances.
In addition, 411 Probate provides additional planning options including, but not limited to: prenuptial agreements, pet trusts, gifting trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts, asset protection trust, and cottage trusts.
What is Probate, is the judicial process whereby a will is "proved" in a court of law and accepted as a valid public document that is the true last testament of the deceased, or whereby the estate is settled according to the laws of intestacy in the state of residence of the deceased at time of death in the absence of a legal will.
The granting of probate is the first step in the legal process of administering the estate of a deceased person, resolving all claims and distributing the deceased person's property under a will. A probate court decides the legal validity of a testator's (deceased person's) will and grants its approval, also known as granting probate, to the executor. The probated will then becomes a legal instrument that may be enforced by the executor in the law courts if necessary. A probate also officially appoints the executor (or Personal Representative), generally named in the will, as having legal power to dispose of the testator's assets in the manner specified in the testator's will. However, through the probate process, a will may be contested
After the death of a loved one, his or her estate often needs to go through the court-managed process called “Probate.” During probate, the assets of the deceased are gathered and distributed to the appropriate persons, entities, charities, or creditors. Due to the Florida Probate Statues and regulations, the probate process takes quite a bit of time to complete. Based on the facts of your situation, the process could take a few weeks to well over a year.
We at 411 Probate represent personal representatives (also known as “executors”) of the estate, beneficiaries of the estate (spouses, children, or other “heirs”), and creditors of the estate (those who have a financial claim against the estate) in probate courts throughout Florida.