Clearwater Probate Attorney
Probate is the court-supervised process required to give effect to a will and distribute the assets and property of an estate. There are many steps that must be taken before an estate can be settled and heirs can receive their inheritances. A Clearwater probate attorney at The Oldsmar law office of William Rambaum, P.A. can assist with the wide variety of probate matters in an expert and efficient manner, so that probate can conclude sooner and with minimal cost to the estate.
What needs to get done in probate
Some of the many tasks which must be performed as part of the process include the following:
- Identify all assets which belong to the estate. Conduct an inventory and appraisals as needed.
- Notify potential creditors that the estate is being probated.
- Pay all debts and taxes owed by the estate.
- Resolve any claims against the estate.
- Manage or sell property and investments as needed.
- File a final tax return.
All of these activities are typically undertaken by the executor named in the will or by a personal representative appointed by the court. This person is often a family member of the deceased who has no particular expertise in these matters but nevertheless takes on this burden to fulfill the testator’s wishes. Our office can advise the executor or personal representative regarding these activities and assist in completing them accurately and efficiently.
William Rambaum, P.A. represents personal representatives and executors as well as heirs and beneficiaries with questions regarding their inherited portion of the estate or with concerns about the way probate is being handled. We can also represent potential heirs who believe they have been unintentionally left out of a will.
Get Help with Florida Probate Matters from a Certified Elder Law Specialist
A Florida probate may be required whenever the deceased was domiciled in Florida or lived elsewhere but owned property in Florida. Depending on the size of the estate, either a formal or summary administration may be required. No matter the size or complexity of the probate, William Rambaum, P.A. can manage the process expertly and efficiently, drawing upon decades of experience to help ensure our clients’ needs are met. Call 727-781-5357 to schedule an appointment in our Oldsmar office with a knowledgeable and experienced Clearwater probate attorney.