Florida Probate Lawyer
Board Certified Tax Lawyer Helps You Prepare for Probate To Avoid Probate
Whether you are in the midst of the probate process or you wish to spare your family the time and expense of probate, our Florida estate planning law firm can help. With extensiveexperience serving residents of Broward, Martin, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach Counties, Howard J. Wiener & Associates, P.L. has represented the "who's who" in family wealth. With his extensive knowledge of probate law and estate planning, he has what it takes to effectively preserve and protect your assets.
What is probate?
When a person dies in the state of Florida, the Probate court oversees the payment of any of your outstanding debts followed by the distribution of your remaining assets. You can refer to Florida's probate laws in Florida Statutes Chapters 731 through 735 and Florida Probate Rules, Part I and II (Rules 5.010-5.530). It is possible to plan ahead in order to spare your family the inconvenience and expense of probate. In that regard, there are several methods that may allow you to do so, including:
- Setting up joint ownership accounts
- Designating your bank accounts as payable-on-death
These two strategies can allow your chosen beneficiary or beneficiaries to receive assets automatically upon your death. Better yet, you can set up a LIVING TRUST, which allows your designated successor trustee to supervise the administration and investment of your assets from the get-go instead of dealing with delays with the probate court.
Schedule a consultation today!
Searching for a Florida estate planning lawyer to help you with probate? Probate is controlled by the laws of the State of Florida and rules of court, so it is crucial to select an estate planning lawyer with experience and a thorough knowledge of Florida Law. Whether you are going through the probate process and require strong advocacy and informed representation or you would like to speak to an attorney about your current estate plan, call Howard J. Wiener & Associates, P.L. to set up a consultation.
We proudly serve clients throughout Palm Beach Martin, Broward, and Miami-Dade Counties.