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Assisting Families With Probate And Guardianships

When a loved one dies, their assets and personal belongings must be transferred to remaining family or friends. In Florida, the probate process is used to pass along property to those entitled to receive it according to estate planning documents or state law, depending upon which applies to the given situation.

At Dickman Law Firm, located in Naples, we help families who have questions regarding probate and the distribution of a loved one’s property. With over four decades of experience in estate planning and probate law, our lawyers understand how the process works and the steps necessary to complete things as efficiently as possible.

Comprehensive Probate Representation

Probate can be very confusing and time-consuming, and substantial delays can result if it is not carried out correctly. Our knowledge of probate allows your family to minimize the potential obstacles you may encounter as things move forward. Some of the issues that we help with in probate include:

  • Collecting the property that belongs to an estate, which includes real property and cash assets, as well as the debts of the estate
  • Helping the administrator of an estate distribute property according to a will
  • Passing property to beneficiaries according to state law when necessary
  • Resolving any lingering legal issues connected to the estate such as settlements with insurance companies

Losing someone close to you can be a traumatic event, and we understand what you are going through. Our attorneys will take care of everything connected to the probating of the estate, allowing you time to adjust to what has happened. We will make the legal process easier for you and your family.

Guardianship Of Minors Or Incapacitated Adults

Our legal team also helps with the creation of guardianships for those who are unable to make legal decisions without assistance. A guardianship appoints a specific person to make decisions on behalf of the person.

We prepare the initial documentation necessary to establish the guardianship, and also are able to help out with any hearings or court cases connected to the proceedings. Whether you are looking to establish a guardianship or wish to contest a family member’s guardianship request, our attorneys can help advance your interests at each step of the process.

Let Our Family Help Yours

This entire process may have you feeling completely overwhelmed, but you do not have to go through it on your own. If you would like to discuss your case with one of our lawyers, please call our office at 239-330-6735 or send us an email to arrange your consultation. Hablamos español.