When disagreements arise over who gets what following a death in Florida, the issues will be addressed during probate proceedings. Even if no disagreement exists, an estate must go through the probate process before it can be legally distributed to heirs. Interestingly enough, though, probate can be avoided altogether if an individual creates a trust as a part of his or her estate plan.
At the Law Offices of Mitchell I. Kitroser, P.A., we help individuals avoid probate for their heirs through the creation of well-planned trusts. We know that a trust is going to affect the lives and inheritances of family members and heirs. Therefore, we are careful to ensure that any trust we create is capable of carrying out our clients’ wishes after they are gone.
A revocable trust is one of the most common ways that Florida residents will seek to avoid probate. Still, a trust could be challenged in court by disagreeing heirs. In such cases, probate could still be inevitable. For this reason, it is important that individuals who create a trust are counseled by a knowledgeable and experienced legal professional, who can help them prepare their families for what is to come. Sometimes, honest communication in conjunction with a solid estate and trust plan are the best ways for avoiding future disputes among heirs.
At the Law Offices of Mitchell I. Kitroser, P.A., we look forward to using our skills and experience to help you with your trust and estate planning needs. Best of all, the first consultation is free. Call now and make an estate planning appointment with us today!