Formal Administration Attorneys

Formal probate administration is the process of settling a decedent's estate. This is the type of probate that is necessary when an estate does not qualify for summary administration.

Regardless of the size or complexity of your loved one's estate, our attorneys and legal staff will work to make your experience dealing with the probate process as seamless, inexpensive and brief as possible.

'What Happens During Formal Probate Administration?'

In simple terms, formal probate administration refers to the settling of your loved one's legal affairs. What does this include?

  • Notifying creditors of your loved one's death and ensuring timely repayment of eligible debts
  • Identifying and locating estate assets
  • Entering a will (if one exists) into probate so that it can be validated by a court
  • Notifying estate beneficiaries and distributing assets to their intended beneficiaries
  • Paying all costs associated with probating estate assets

Our firm works with both personal representatives (the individual named in a will to handle administration affairs, or appointed by the probate court) and families to ensure that the process unfolds in a thorough and transparent manner. Making sure all interested parties understand the process as it unfolds is a key part of reducing misunderstandings, disagreements and potential legal disputes during this sensitive time. Our attorneys offer straightforward legal help designed to allow families to move on as quickly as possible knowing their loved one's estate has been handled appropriately.

'How Do I Get Legal Help?'

Whether you are just beginning to face the probate process or have begun the process yourself and find yourself at an impasse, our lawyers are ready to take the lead and take the burden from you and your loved ones. Call our Fort Myers firm at 239-344-9430 (toll free 877-243-1624) or send an email to arrange a free and confidential consultation.