Probate Law

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Probate Law

The loss of a loved one can be made more difficult when you have to navigate through the complicated probate court system in Florida. The Coye Law Firm is here for you and your family as you go through this difficult personal and legal time. Probate administration can add to your stresses while you and your family grieve, but by calling a probate lawyer, you can concentrate on being with those that you love.

What is Probate?

Probate is the process in which a deceased person's property is collected and passed on after his or her death. The probate system can be very complicated and daunting and an estate needs to be probated regardless of whether the deceased left a will or not. The probate process consists of petitioning the court and having a personal representative for the estate named. The probate attorneys of the Coye Law Firm can help with every aspect of probate no matter how difficult it may seem. 

Probate is sometimes an agonizing necessity for many families after the loss of a loved one. We have found that many probate matters are relatively routine and if the estate was well organized with information about assets and debts readily available and family members in relative agreement, the process is efficient and smooth for most everyone. The problem of course comes when the loss is sudden, the financial matters a jumble, and significant conflict among family member is occurring, time and money are spent to sort things out.

How to Save Time and Money on Probate

Contrary to popular belief, you can save time and money on probate. The obvious is having the necessary documents well organized with lists of assets and bills. If everything is organized and all beneficiaries are involved in the process timely signing the necessary documents, the months that many probate cases take can be shortened to a matter of weeks.
Additionally, solid decisions about real estate and other assets that may take time to sell are needed early in a probate matter to prevent loss of value. for instance, if you are inheriting a house but it needs to be sold, the steps to getting a house ready to sell quickly may be unfamiliar. Often times an elderly person may have delayed necessary repairs, in some cases may have neglgected to maintain insurance on the property, then when they pass, if no one is occupying the home, it can sometimes be difficult to obtain appropriate insurance coverage on the property. Moving quickly to preserve and protect assets is an important part of the administration of a persons estate.
Our team works with you and your family to handle the preservation, management and distribution of the assets. Call us today to discuss the things you should know about your inheritance rights and benefits.