When a person dies and leaves behind property and assets solely in his or her name, action typically must be taken in order to distribute those assets. Whether or not the person had a valid will at the time of death, a personal representative will be named, either in a will or by a court, to administer the assets and debts of the estate.
Unfortunately, administering an estate is not always an easy or straightforward process, especially when family members disagree about the disposition of assets, there are debts to be paid, and the deceased has not left behind the best of records or information about the assets. By enlisting the assistance of the estate administration attorneys of SG from the beginning of the estate administration process, you can minimize the potential for conflict and problems, and have the best chance of resolving the estate as quickly and efficiently as possible.
When a person has created a trust prior to his or her death, the trust document governs the disposition of assets and debts, but the administration of the trust takes place outside of the oversight of the court system. From the initial creation of the trust to the eventual administration of the trust by the trustee, the attorneys of SG will guide your family through the trust process that is crucial to preserving and protecting your rights, assets and inheritance. By ensuring that your trust document is individualized to fit your situation and covers all foreseen contingencies, the trustee and your family members will have a less stressful and easier experience in administering the terms of your trust. By adequately preparing for the future, you can better protect yourself, your family members, and your assets from the disputes that often arise in the context of estate, probate, and trust matters.
The attorneys of SG have spent over two decades representing a wide variety of clients in estate and trust administration matters in South Florida and throughout the state of Florida. We have the expertise, knowledge, and skills to handle any estate or trust-related issue that might arise. SG is dedicated to providing the top-notch service that you expect and deserve when it comes to protecting your family members and the assets that they have worked so hard to earn.