Experienced Bushnell Attorney Advises Executors and Others on Asset Distribution
Proven Florida lawyer assists with all aspects of probate and estate administration
Distributing estate assets can be a complex job, and an experienced attorney can explain the legal requirements involved. At Isaksen Law Firm in Bushnell, I represent clients in Sumter County and the surrounding areas in all aspects of probate and estate administration. Assisting clients since 2001, I am very familiar with the probate process and can fully explain what to expect at every stage of the proceeding. Whether you need to determine the appropriate type of administration, require advice on executor duties or need to address a dispute over the will, I will provide attentive and sound legal support.
Knowledgeable counselor develops best strategies for probating an estate
Probate law is often confusing to executors, and choosing the correct form of administration can be difficult. Florida offers three options for settling an estate: disposition without administration (expenses are greater than assets), summary administration (death was more than two years ago or assets do not exceed $75,000) and formal administration (regular probate with additional court supervision and other legal obligations). Selecting the wrong type can result in unnecessary costs and delays. After reviewing your situation, I will explain which option is appropriate and most efficient for your situation.
Capable advocate handles will filing requirements
Florida requires anyone who possesses a will, regardless of whether probate is necessary, file it with the local court within 10 days of receiving notice about the death. Once filed, the court will decide if the will is valid and if probate is required. If probate is necessary, a formal petition must also be submitted to open the estate for distribution. I am well-versed in the applicable laws and court rules governing wills and probate matters and can see that all filing requirements are met.
Responsive law firm advises executors on responsibilities over estate assets
Executors are required to prudently manage estate assets so that creditor claims are properly settled and the inheritances of the heirs are protected. Thus, the executor must inventory, value, preserve and manage assets so that the estate can be distributed according to the decedent’s instructions or, when there is no will, state intestacy law. This often includes transferring assets in safety deposit boxes and financial accounts to the estate so the executor can access and disperse them. Further, the executor must be prepared to utilize estate assets if necessary to pay creditors. These duties can seem overwhelming, and I will thoroughly explain what the law requires so that you can properly carry out the requirements.
Motivated lawyer adeptly handles probate litigation matters
Disputes that arise during the probate and estate administration process might be serious burden, and an experienced attorney is often an essential component to successfully resolving them. Alleged breaches of an executor’s fiduciary duties, such as asset mismanagement, self-dealing and conflicts of interests, as well as challenges to a will’s validity, frequently lead to probate litigation. I am highly experienced in these cases and will pursue appropriate legal options to help obtain a favorable outcome.
Contact a reliable Florida law firm to schedule a free consultation
At Isaksen Law Firm, I represent clients in Sumter County and the surrounding areas in probate and estate administration issues. Call 352-764-3119 or contact me online to schedule a free consultation at my Bushnell office.