If you lost someone close to you or are planning for the future, our Clermont wills, trusts & probate lawyers are here to help you and your family. Our law firm has experience in creating wills, interpreting and processing trusts, and handling probate litigation after the loss of a loved one.
With our experienced approach to these cases, we will assist you with every detail of your situation.
We Will Help You with Wills and Advance Healthcare Directives
A living will, which is sometimes referred to as an advance healthcare directive, contains information about a person’s wishes regarding medical care in situations where they have lost the ability to express their wishes. A standard will outlines what surviving family members should do with the deceased’s assets and the care of any children after death.
Our lawyers are here to help with writing up, filing, and reviewing wills and living wills.
We have experience in processing wills of all kinds, and we will be here to advise you and guide you through these legal choices. Our team can interpret the finer points of a living will and offer our guidance as you work through this potentially challenging time.
It’s never too early to write up a will. You can always update your wills as needed, and our lawyers are happy to help you update your wishes.
To consult with an experienced wills, trusts & probate lawyer serving Clermont, call 855-780-9986
Our Lawyers Can Also Assist You When Someone Dies Without a Will
As a surviving family member or loved one, you have questions when someone dies without a will. When someone dies without leaving a will, this is often referred to as intestate.
Florida laws have detailed guidelines in place for intestate deaths, and our legal team will help to interpret them for you and your loved ones.
Florida intestate laws, such as those detailed in Florida Statutes § 733, outline the order of succession for heirs to those who die without leaving a will behind. The laws and statutes put into effect by Florida law carry stipulations for the division of assets and property among family members, spouses, and others. Our team will help you navigate these laws and others in the event of an intestate death.
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We Will Be There to Help You Through the Florida Probate Process
The probate process works to divide up the assets and property of the deceased for distribution to beneficiaries. The state operates two main administration categories of probate, formal and summary. The probate process also looks to tax codes when distributing assets.
Our team can assist with any legal actions related to probate litigation, such as trust disputes, beneficiary interference, and uncertainties about property and asset distribution.
When you have questions about asset distribution or any challenges to a will’s provisions, we are here to answer them. We will assist you with filing necessary documentation and communicating with state representatives when required.
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We Can Help You Create a Trust in Clermont
Trusts are one of the most popular methods used to protect assets and property after death. Our attorneys are here to make sure that you do not miss any critical details when creating a trust.
We can help you with distributing your estate among beneficiaries in a legal and effective manner. Our lawyers also have experience in figuring out which type of trust is best for you. We can also help you to protect your assets for children until they are of age to receive them.
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Handling Trusts After Losing a Loved One
Under this arrangement, one party, known as a trustor, gives another party, the trustee, the right to hold assets that are ultimately awarded to beneficiaries. Although trusts are common in several types of arrangements, they can also carry some complex legal details that may leave you puzzled as a surviving family member.
Trustees carry some distinct duties, powers, and responsibilities. This includes:
- A duty to administer the trust
- A duty to act in the interest of the trust, rather than for personal reasons or gain
- Dealing with beneficiaries
- Collecting trust property
Beneficiaries and others involved in the trust also possess unique roles under Florida law. If you are looking for answers on any aspect of your responsibilities as a trustee or beneficiary, our attorneys are here to help you understand your position while also advocating for your rights.
Wills, Trust, and Probate Laws that Apply to those in Florida
Like most states, Florida has some specific laws and guidelines that apply to wills, trusts, and probate. For example, some laws dictate who is permitted to act as a personal representative for a will after the death of a loved one.
As state laws explained in Florida Statutes § 733.301 show, personal representatives are either nominated by the deceased in writing, or they are decided upon using other factors.
Florida law also mandates requirements related to the validity of a will in the state. In the case of probate, a will must first be proven as valid to begin the process. Our wills, trusts & probate attorneys in Clermont understand how Florida laws can impact these delicate legal processes. We are here to help you and your family navigate them.
Our Law Firm’s Previous Successes and Accolades
To date, our law firm is proud to report that we have collected millions of dollars in settlement funds for our clients. Not only has our firm helped individuals with a variety of cases, but we have also assisted and represented Fortune 500 companies.
With over forty years of business backing up our claims, our lawyers are here to put this experience to work for you.
In addition to our large catalog of settlements and case results, we are also happy to report that our law firm is part of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Additionally, we share affiliations with the Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL) and have received recognition as Florida Legal Elite by Florida Trends.
Contact Bogin, Munns & Munns Today
Losing a loved one is tough enough without factoring in the potential legal and financial roadblocks that you may also face. When you work with one of our wills, trusts & probate attorneys in Lake County, Florida, you can be confident in our firm’s ability to assist you after a family member’s death.
For more information about our services and representation, call Bogin, Munns & Munns today at 352-243-8981.