When used in connection with probate proceedings, the term encompasses the total property that is owned by a decedent prior to the distribution of that property in accordance with the terms of a will, or when there is no will, by the laws of inheritance in the state of domicile of the decedent.
An estate lawyer is an attorney who, through years of continuing legal education and experience, understands how to advise Personal Representatives/Executors and estate beneficiaries on settling all of the affairs of a deceased person.
Generally the attorney’s fees for estates is three percent (3%) of the gross estate. The attorney who prepared the will does not have to be the same attorney who probates the will.
When your loved one dies, you do not need the added stress of trying to determine how the probate process works. With our 30+ years of experience handling estates throughout Florida, we will help you notify beneficiaries, distribute assets and make sure the entire process complies with proper legal procedure.