Guiding You Through Every Step of Probate
When a loved one dies, whether with or without a will, his or her probate assets must be settled through probate, which is the court-ordered process of transferring assets according to the will or Florida intestate law. This process can be challenging for people who have never been through it before. It is helpful to hire an experienced Gainesville probate lawyer to assist with this complex process.
Katherine E. Macdonald will guide you through the probate process in Florida. Since 1983, she has been helping clients in Gainesville and throughout north central Florida complete the estate administration process in an effective and timely manner.
She will assist you with every step of probate, including:
- Admitting the will to probate
- Appointing a personal representative
- Resolving any homestead issues
- Locating heirs and dealing with missing heirs
- Elective share matters
- Final accountings
She can also prepared to handle any disputes that may arise regarding the validity of the will, trust or other estate planning document, including competency challenges, charges of undue influence and mismanagement of assets.
If your loved one had a trust, there are still some legal procedures that must be completed. The successor trustee must sign an acceptance of the position as trustee, an initial trust inventory must be prepared and in some cases, if assets were not transferred into the trust, a probate is necessary. She will prepare the deed's to transfer the assets into the trust and work with the financial institution's to ensure a smooth transfer of the assets.
Contact an Experienced Alachua County Estate Administration Lawyer
You don't have to go through the probate process alone. She is here to help you. To discuss your legal needs with a skilled attorney, contact the firm online or call 352-373-6323.
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