Probate & Estate

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The probate process can certainly be a complex and confusing one. It does not have to be an ordeal.

Lawyers at Tripp Scott handle probate and administration of estates throughout Florida. We offer knowledgeable advice and representation to executors and personal representatives in these matters as well. In short, we make the probate process as easy and painless as can be.

For nearly 40 years, our firm has been a trusted legal resource in South Florida — we continue to earn that trust by providing transparent and efficient probate administration services to clients with modest-sized estates valued in the hundreds of thousands, and to those with larger estates valued in terms of millions of dollars as well.

The basic elements of our practice include:

  • Marshaling the estate assets

  • Asset valuation and appraisals

  • Settling debts with legitimate creditors

  • Distribution of remaining assets in accordance with the decedent's will or, if intestate, in accordance with Florida's requirements

  • State and federal estate tax returns

  • Ancillary probate

  • Non-probate transfers of property, trust assets, life insurance, etc.

  • Probate litigation

For a broad overview of these topics, please see our Probate Litigation/Probate & Estate Administration.

As much as clients appreciate our commitment to high standards of personal service and the transparency with which we conduct our business — our knowledge and familiarity with various Florida's probate courts and judges, particularly in the south Florida region are the truly invaluable assets we have to offer. We are able to anticipate potential problems and to administer the vast majority of estates we handle without unexpected delays or costs.

Where these concerns intersect with other areas of the law — members of our tax, banking and finance, insurance and real estate practice groups collaborate with the firm's probate administration attorneys to achieve the desired results.

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