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Gainesville Probate Attorney

Guiding You Through Every Step of Probate

When a loved one dies with or without a will, his or her estate must be settled through probate, which is the court-ordered process of transferring assets according to the will or state law. This process can be overwhelming and even a little scary for people who have never been through it before. Many people choose to hire an experienced Gainesville probate lawyer to assist with this complex process.

I am Katherine E. Macdonald, and I will guide you through the probate process in Florida. Since 1983, I have been helping clients in Gainesville and throughout north central Florida complete the estate administration process in an effective and timely manner.

I 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

I am 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 before the estate can be administered. The successor trustee must sign an acceptance of their position as trustee, an initial trust inventory must be conducted and in some cases, if assets were not transferred into the trust, a simple probate is necessary. I will prepare the deed to transfer the assets into the trust and work with the financial institution 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. I am here to help you. To discuss your legal needs with a skilled attorney, contact me online or call 352-373-6323.

The hiring of a lawyer is an important legal decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask me to send you free written information about my qualifications and experience.

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Katherine Elizabeth Macdonald
309 NE 1st St.
Gainesville, FL 32601
Phone: 352-373-6323
Fax: 352-372-3464
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