Coral Springs Estate Administration Attorney Offers Effective Guidance
Experienced lawyer handles all types of issues relating to Florida estates
Estate administration is a serious legal responsibility that requires meticulous attention to detail and the ability to handle disputes and other complications that might arise. Often, individuals who are named as executors or appointed by the court to serve as the personal representative for a loved one are not familiar with Florida’s probate laws. Located in Coral Springs, Abby L. Steinberg, PA provides clear, authoritative counsel on a full range of estate and trust administration matters, including document interpretation, communications with beneficiaries, and disputes over fiduciary duties. Whether settling an estate is relatively straightforward or demands extra attention, I make sure that you have the information and legal support you need to finish the job successfully.
Meticulous legal counselor works to complete probate efficiently
In Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties, my firm delivers comprehensive legal support for each aspect of estate administration, including:
- Managing legal tasks — From the initial filing of a will in court, my firm assists with all of the duties related to probate. Initially, I can explain if the estate is better suited to summary or formal administration under Florida law. After that, I prepare court filings, gather supporting materials and give you the information you need to serve as an effective representative of the decedent’s estate.
- Communicating with heirs — Under the state’s formal probate process, the court issues letters of administration to the personal representative, giving him or her the authority to act on behalf of the estate. At the outset, my firm works to contact named heirs, banks and other necessary parties about transferring ownership to the estate and, ultimately, the proper beneficiaries.
- Handling accounting and financial matters — When someone dies, property tax payments and other obligations still must be paid. Moreover, it is crucial to record any activity involving estate assets, debts and payments. From start to finish, I’ll help you avoid problems that could make settling the estate a longer and more expensive process.
As a seasoned estate planning and probate lawyer, I share the insight I’ve gained with personal representatives to ease their burden as they fulfill their legal obligations.
Skillful advocate strives to resolve estate-related disputes
Managing an estate sometimes demands skillful handling of disputes that arise relating to the will. In situations where accusations of fraud, mistake, undue influence or breach of fiduciary duty exist, my firm delivers honest advice regarding the pertinent law. Regardless of the particular facts, my firm offers strong counsel during will contests and other disagreements relating to the settling of a decedent’s estate.
Dedicated attorney assists with trust administration duties
Just as serving as an executor can be difficult, serving as the administrator of a trust can present challenges. The key difference is that you can serve as the trustee of a trust that you create. Even if you’re managing a legal instrument that you established, it is still vital to honor the terms of the trust and perform your fiduciary duties or you could face legal action from another potential beneficiary. In situations where my firm serves as trustee and when advising individuals or organizations in this role, I handle matters relating to record-keeping, interpretation of trust language, transactions, disputes and other concerns so that the directions included in the trust document can be carried out as efficiently as possible.
Contact a thorough Florida estate administration lawyer to set up a free consultation
Abby L. Steinberg, PA in Coral Springs assists with a full range of Florida estate administration tasks, such as representation during the probate process. My firm serves clients all around the state, including Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties. To schedule a free consultation, please call 954-607-6802 or contact me online.