Probate

Guiding Florida Families Through the Legal System

Losing a loved one is hard enough without the additional stress of making critical financial decisions — decisions that can impact your family’s financial well-being for years to come. Probate is the court-supervised distribution of a decedent’s assets and can be an extremely stressful process. Often lasting between nine months to two years, it is expensive and confusing for those who do not know how to skillfully navigate the complex requirements.

At the Law Office of Amy B. Van Fossen, P.A., we have the experience and compassion necessary to make the probate and trust administration process as stress-free and efficient as possible. We take care of all the details from start to finish.

Ancillary Probate for Non-Residents:

When a resident of another state who owns property in Florida passes away, a personal representative generally will have to deal with Florida law to pass the Florida real estate to heirs. Even when a non-resident’s estate is administered in his or her home state, Florida courts have jurisdiction over the real estate situated in Florida. In this case, we can coordinate efforts with the attorney in his or her home state.

 

Nonresident Probate is Necessary to Administer:

  • Assets left in Florida (i.e.: Real Estate)
  • Credits due from residents of Florida
  • Liens on property situated in Florida

Distance can often make it difficult for out-of-state residents to address matters in another state. That is why we take the time to understand the concerns and goals of out-of-state clients to strive to ensure that your loved one’s property and financial affairs in Florida are settled properly. We are committed to providing clients with open and honest communication to keep clients fully informed of the status of the estate, address concerns and work to ensure that the requirements of Florida law are fully addressed.

Our Services Include the Following and More:

  • Preparation and filing of all necessary probate court documents
  • Selection of the proper representatives
  • Estate inventories and accountings
  • Distribution of assets
  • Beneficiary agreements
  • Trust termination

Learn more about these details by registering for an Estate Planning Workshop.