Welcome to the Law Offices of Dennis J. Szafran

The Law Firm to Trust for Probate Services Throughout the State of Florida

The administration of an estate is a highly personal and often emotional procedure. The law office you call for probate assistance needs to be highly skilled and competent in dealing with such important matters. Our firm specializes in handling probate cases throughout the state of Florida.

We have extensive experience with both Formal and Summary probate administrations and have the ability to reduce the stress of grieving families. My services streamline the often convoluted workings of probate law. Schedule a consultation at my office to discuss my probate work.

I bring a comprehensive approach to each client’s probate case. My areas of expertise include:

  • Distributing Remaining Assets on Behalf of the Decedent
  • Preparing and Filing the Necessary Paper Work
  • Mediating Disputes over Assets between Beneficiaries
  • Validating the Will
  • Making an Inventory of Assets
  • Paying Taxes
  • Settling Outstanding Debts

We believe that probate services should be handled compassionately and considerately, and that’s exactly what we provide. For a law firm with a deep familiarity with probate law and a caring approach to clients, make our firm your choice for legal representation.

Contact us today to speak with an attorney who specializes in probate law.

Our probate services are often proactively retained as part of our clients’ end-of-life considerations, so we always execute our duties with consideration and compassion. When you want to guarantee that your interests are protected by experienced attorneys, call our office.

In Florida, there are two primary types of Probate Administration:

SUMMARY ADMINISTRATION

This probate shortcut can be used by many Florida estates. It’s an option if either:

  • the death occurred more than two years ago, OR
  • the value of the probate estate—not including exempt property (homestead property, bank accounts with named beneficiaries, etc.)—is not more than $75,000.

Depending on the complexity of the estate and how busy the courts are, a summary administration can take anywhere from 4 to 8 weeks to complete.

FORMAL ADMINISTRATION

If the estate does not qualify for a summary administration, formal probate may be necessary. These proceedings begin when the executor nominated in the will, or another interested party, asks the circuit court to be appointed as personal representative of the estate. Generally, the probate proceeding takes place in the county where the deceased person was living at the time of death Beneficiaries and heirs (people who would inherit in the absence of a valid will) are given notice, so they have a chance to object.

Formal administration is a much longer process that can take up to 6 months to complete. We have extensive experience in this area and can guide our clients through the entire process.

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401 Corbett ST. Suite 340B Clearwater, FL 33756

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