If you were to suffer from a tragic accident tomorrow that resulted in death or incapacitation, would your family and loved ones be covered financially? If you answered no to that, it is imperative that you create a last will and testament.

In the state of Florida, the probate process requires that after someone dies, their outstanding debts be paid off and their remaining assets be accounted for. Without a last will and testament, your family and loved ones could be responsible for paying those expenses out of their own pockets, leaving them in financial shambles.

A probate lawyer can help get all your affairs in order, so there is a clear picture of where your assets will go after your death and how your property will get distributed.

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What Are Probate Assets?

Probate assets include:

  • A bank account or investment account in the sole name of the decedent.
  • A life insurance policy, annuity contract, or individual retirement account payable to the decedent’s estate.
  • Real estate titled in the sole name of the decedent, or in the name of the decedent and another person as tenants in common (unless it is homestead property).

What Can a Probate Lawyer Do?

Not only does a probate lawyer handle everything related to probate proceedings, they can also do everything from the payment of taxes and debts, to selling assets and distributing property as directed by the will.

Are You Looking for a Probate Lawyer?

At Drug and Alcohol Attorneys we don’t just handle alcohol and drug related issues. We also want to make sure your family is taken care of when you pass. Contact us today to learn more and to schedule your confidential consultation.

For more information or to schedule a consultation,
call (561) 419-6095 or email [email protected]