Naples Probate Attorney
Conrad Willkomm, Probate Attorney Serving Naples Florida
When a loved one has passed away, the last thing you want to think about is winding up his or her financial affairs. However, completing this task can help you achieve peace of mind and confidence that the deceased person's wishes have been honored. That is why it is so important to work with a skilled probate lawyer. Conrad Willkomm understands the exact legal process you are going through and with his legal experience can expedite the complicated process – giving you peace of mind and the ability to focus on your family and friends while you remember your lost loved one.
What is Probate, and Why Do I Need a Lawyer?
Many people are confused about how a will is probated. Probate, which refers to the legal process dealing with the administration of the estate, can be time consuming, especially if you are unfamiliar with the Florida Probate Code. The law mandates court supervision before property passes to the heirs and beneficiaries. The probate process consists of the following steps:
-The will is submitted to the appropriate probate court.
-The court appoints the executor, if not already indicated in the will.
-Estate assets are gathered.
-Notice is given to all heirs and creditors.
-Debts of the estate are paid.
-An accounting is filed with the probate court.
-Money and assets of the estate are distributed according to the
As the executor or administrator, you may be faced with various challenges, such as real estate that must be sold, pending legal claims against the estate, tax issues and unsatisfied beneficiaries who threaten to sue. The Law Office of Conrad Willkomm, P.A, can help you overcome these obstacles and can provide the expert legal advice that is needed when probating a will.
In addition to administering a decedent’s estate, as well as identifying and distributing assets to beneficiaries, The Law Office of Conrad Willkomm, P.A., also offers services for other issues that may require the attention of probate court, including:
· Lost wills
· Will contests
· The removal of executors and trustees
· Petitions for probate
· Trust administration
· Probate litigation
· Post-Mortem tax planning
Probate can add financial and emotional strain during an already difficult time. Our concern for the wishes of decedents and trust grantors, together with our sensitivity to the needs of heirs and beneficiaries, is the cornerstone of our probate practice. The Law Office of Conrad Willkomm, P.A., can assess the situation and then take action to help you through probate process. Depending upon the particular circumstances, probate may take anywhere from a few months to years to complete! But with the help of a competent attorney, it is possible to complete the process in a more efficient manner.
The Law Office of Conrad Willkomm, P.A., is dedicated to using legal skill and knowledge to help people through the probate process. Conrad Willkomm can be the capable attorney at your side during probate matters in Naples and throughout the State of Florida.
For a free initial consultation with a probate attorney, call Conrad Willkomm at (239) 262-5303 or send us an email.