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When a loved one passes away, the estate must typically go through the probate process, unless there was a trust in place. It is a process that ensures the decedent’s estate is distributed according to their will or, if there is no will, it will determine how the estate will be distributed. At Vanover Law Firm P.A. our Fort Walton Beach probate attorneys have more than 30 years of combined legal experience. You can feel confident in our ability to guide you through each step of this process.

Call our law firm today at (850) 999-0006 to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our Fort Walton Beach probate attorneys to get started on your probate case.

What Can a Probate Attorney in Fort Walton Beach Do?

In Florida, a probate attorney will guide beneficiaries and executors of an estate or will through the probate process. Our legal team can identify beneficiaries, estate assets, and handle the distribution of inheritances, ensuring that everything is done correctly and according to the wishes of the deceased. Most importantly, we can also help minimize conflicts and misunderstandings between beneficiaries for a smoother transition of assets. 

There are only a few rare circumstances in which hiring a probate attorney is not necessary in Florida. Even in these unusual cases, it is advised to have legal counsel to help navigate the complex nature of this process. 

How Does Probate Work in Florida?

In Florida, probate is a legal process used for identifying and gathering a deceased individual's assets, paying their debts, and distributing their assets to the beneficiaries defined in the will. The probate process can vary in length depending on the complexity of the estate but typically takes several months. Probating an estate is often necessary for beneficiaries to enforce a will and receive their rights to property and assets, as well as address taxes or debts that are the responsibility of the deceased person's estate. It is an essential process as it ensures any outstanding debts are resolved and protects an individual's legacy by following their final wishes as outlined in a will. During the probate process, it is crucial to seek legal counsel with an experienced Fort Walton Beach probate attorney who can help guide you through this often stressful and complicated process.

Speak to One of Our Experienced Probate Attorneys About Your Case Today!

At Vanover Law Firm P.A. in Fort Walton Beach, our experienced legal team can assist you with the probate process. We understand that the loss of a loved one can be difficult to cope with and will provide the support you need to ensure their assets are distributed fairly or according to the wishes stated in their will.

Reach out to our Fort Walton Beach probate lawyers today at (850) 999-0006 to schedule a free initial case review to get started!

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