Miami Probate Lawyers
If you are preparing for probate involving a loved one’s estate or guardianship of a minor or an incapacitated adult, it is natural to have questions. The process is unfamiliar, and it can be overwhelming to try to deal with the paperwork, court appearances and formalities on your own. With so much at stake, you cannot afford to make mistakes, and the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones is to seek guidance from an experienced probate attorney.
Miguelez Lorenzo LLP works closely with other personal injury and wrongful death law firms to navigate complex probate matters, such as minor settlements, guardianships and apportionment of wrongful death proceeds.
Our firm represents individuals and families in the greater Miami area and throughout Florida in all aspects of probate administration and litigation. Our attorneys know the Florida probate system inside and out, and have successfully represented numerous clients in estate and guardianship-related matters. Whether you recently lost a family member, have been named as someone’s personal representative or need to seek (or dispute) guardianship for a minor child or an incapacitated adult, we can help you through the probate process while making sure that you feel confident and informed at every step along the way.
Our Probate Services
When it comes to administering a loved one’s estate, there are a number of different types of probate in Florida. These include:
- Formal and Summary Administration – Administration proceedings are used to distribute the assets of a Florida resident. Summary administration is a simplified proceeding that is available for probating smaller estates, while formal administration is the method most commonly used for probate in Florida.
- Formal and Summary Ancillary Proceedings – Ancillary proceedings are required when an out-of-state resident dies owning real estate in Florida. Similar to administration, depending on the value of the real estate, both summary (simplified) and formal ancillary proceedings may be available.
In addition to representing heirs, beneficiaries, personal representatives and other interested parties in administration and ancillary probate proceedings, we represent clients in cases involving apportionment of wrongful settlement proceeds.
Seeking guardianship of a minor child or an incapacitated adult in Florida is a complicated process that requires careful planning and, unfortunately, can often lead to contentious disputes among family members. At Miguelez Lorenzo LLP, we work closely with our clients to resolve questions of guardianship as quickly and amicably as possible. Our attorneys represent clients before, during and after the guardianship application process, with matters such as:
- Seeking guardianship of minors
- Limited and plenary guardianship administration
- Emergency temporary guardianship
- Approval of minor settlements
Due to the complexities and competing interests often involved in probate, it is not unusual for estate and guardianship matters to end up in litigation. If you are facing or anticipating a probate-related dispute, our attorneys will vigorously represent your interests in court.