Guiding Florida Clients Through the Probate Process
When someone you care about passes away, you are likely struggling with many legal, financial and emotional concerns. In the midst of your grief, it is important to seek an attorney's help to properly administer your loved one's estate.
At the Fort Myers law office of Levins & Associates, L.L.C., our probate attorneys have more than 20 years of experience guiding clients through this difficult process. We understand the concerns you are facing, and we will provide the professional, personalized representation you need.
Resolving Probate Concerns
The probate process can be confusing. If your loved one died without a will, it can become even more complicated. We will assess your situation and explain how the laws relate to your loved one's estate. We will:
- Assist executors and administrators to carry out the wishes of the decedent.
- Determine that all beneficiaries receive the assets they are entitled to receive.
- Minimize the impact of creditor claims.
- Work to resolve all outstanding issues so that the estate's assets can be distributed to the beneficiaries as quickly as possible.
With our extensive experience, we understand what the courts expect to see and how to accomplish the necessary tasks. We will work efficiently to make the probate process as smooth as possible.
Our probate and trust administration practice is headed by attorney Scott A. Cummings. Mr. Cummings has more than 20 years of experience and is prepared to put his knowledge and skills to work for you.
Formal Probate Administration And Summary Administration
If the value of an estate's assets subject to probate is less than $75,000 and certain other conditions are met, the estate may be eligible for summary probate administration rather than the more complicated and time-consuming formal probate administration process. An attorney at our firm can review your situation and discuss your options.
Trust Administration Services
Estate assets held in trusts do not have to go through probate. However, there can be issues regarding the transfer of trust assets that require the attention of an experienced lawyer. We can advise and assist you in these tasks.
Whether you have been tasked with trust administration or probating a loved one's will, we can provide the legal guidance you need.
Contact Our Firm
To schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced probate attorney in Fort Myers, contact Levins & Associates, L.L.C.