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Monthly Archives: October 2018

What Are Valid Reasons to Contest a Will?

Oct 31, 2018 - Probate by

A will is an important legal tool that gives people the opportunity to decide what happens to their assets and how other affairs will be resolved when they die. Florida estate law is generally designed to ensure that a deceased person’s wishes are carried out. That’s why the probate system allows loved ones and others a limited right to challenge a will in court. The Probate Process Probate is the legal process courts use to settle a person’s estate and determine how any assets will be distributed. The process involves compiling the deceased person’s assets, resolving outstanding debts and considering […]

What Does a Personal Representative Do?

When a person dies in Florida, his or her assets are often distributed through a legal process called probate. A personal representative plays a key role in that process by ensuring that any outstanding debts and obligations are resolved and that the assets are distributed according to the deceased person’s wishes. That process can be made easier by seeking the counsel of an experienced Miami estate planning attorney. The personal representative, as the name suggests, is the person or entity designated to essentially stand in for the deceased during probate. The representative is often designated in a will. In situations […]