Representing Heirs In Estate Administration And Probate

If someone you love devoted his or her time and energy to creating an estate plan, he or she clearly cared deeply about the people he or she left behind and had specific wishes for his or her assets. At The Law Offices of George Castrataro, P.A., we help individuals and families follow those wishes and administer loved ones' estates in the most efficient way possible.

The Florida Probate Process

Generally, every will and estate plan goes through the probate process after the death of a loved one. Probate is a formal court proceeding that:

  • Validates the authenticity of a will
  • Pays your loved one's remaining bills, taxes or debts
  • Collects and values your loved one's assets
  • Ensures fair and legal asset distribution according to your loved one's will

Representing Heirs In Estate Controversies

Unfortunately, disagreements are common during estate administration and probate, even among family members who typically get along. We represent heirs in will contests and disputes over estate administration.

In some cases, your family member's personal representative or executor may administer the estate in a way you find incorrect or inappropriate. In cases where someone's final wishes were unclear, it may be necessary to obtain your own lawyer to advocate for your interests.

Contact The Law Offices Of George Castrataro, P.A.

To begin following your loved one's wishes and protecting your own rights, it is wise to contact a lawyer with any questions you have about estate administration or the probate process. To speak with one of our experienced attorneys, please contact us in Fort Lauderdale at 954-573-2003.