Helping You Through The Complicated Probate Process

When a loved one has passed, the time immediately following can be overwhelming. From dealing with the emotional impact of the loss to making final arrangements, it is an exhausting process. If you also have to deal with a complicated probate process, it might feel next to impossible. Whether you've been named the personal representative and don't know where to begin, or there is a question regarding the validity of a will, I can help guide you through the complex probate process.

If an estate has been thoroughly planned and a trust or will has been created, I can help the personal representative with the distribution of assets. If a will or trust is not in place, the probate process will be much more complicated and lengthy.

Common Probate Disputes

Oftentimes, blended families have more complications due to second spouses, children from a previous marriage, and step-children. Some other common disputes that may come up during probate that could require probate litigation include:

  • Activities of the personal representative
  • Distributing money before paying bills
  • Whether the will is contestable
  • Omission of assets

Other issues that may occur that I can help you with include:

  • Ancillary administration
  • Summary administration
  • Creditor's rights
  • Spousal rights

An Experienced Florida Probate Attorney

The probate process is complicated, even under the best of circumstances. As a DeLand and Volusia County lawyer with over 25 years of experience, I can help ease that additional stress during an already difficult time. Please call me at 386-490-9233 or contact me online to set up a free initial consultation regarding your probate and estate administration needs.