When a loved one dies, his or her estate will be handled in probate court. In almost all cases, the court appoints a personal representative to administer the estate. The personal representative is responsible for administering the estate in accordance with all of the applicable laws.
State laws can be confusing and following the death of a loved one, you may need a probate lawyer. Pensacola probate attorney James M. Burns provides skilled and compassionate legal assistance to individuals and families in Florida and Alabama. Mr. Burns has helped hundreds of clients with a wide variety of probate and administration issues since 2000. Do not put off calling for skilled representation in the following situations:
- If you have been named as a personal representative for the estate of a loved one
- If you are concerned about your liability to the beneficiaries of an estate you are administering
- If someone else has been named the personal representative for an estate from which you believe you are entitled to assets
- If you desire guidance through a probate or administration process
Helping You Understand The Formal Administration Process
If an estate is under formal administration, the personal representative must obtain all information, records and assets from financial institutions and other sources and distribute them to the appropriate beneficiaries. This collection process can be complicated and can lead to legal disputes and liabilities if not performed correctly.
Mr. Burns will deal with the financial institutions involved and handle all of the necessary paperwork to close the probate estate once all creditors have been paid and all beneficiaries have received their assets. This allows the personal representative and those who had any claim to the estate to rest assured that everything has been handled according to state law, that all debts and taxes have been properly paid, and that all loose ends have been tied up prior to the closing of the case.
Contact James M. Burns For A Free Consultation Today
You have too much at stake to make mistakes during the probate administration process. To schedule a free initial consultation with a skilled and experienced attorney, call 850-462-8423 or send an email today.