The thought of a loved one passing away is almost too much to bear for many of us. There’s a great deal of stress and pain when we lose someone. Ideally, you’d like to focus on the memories they left behind. Unfortunately, for many of us, we have to consider the physical possessions as well. When dealing with a deceased family member’s estate, whether they left a will or not, the help of a Tampa probate attorney can be instrumental in making sure that everything is handled as it was intended.
The probate attorneys at McIntyre Thanasides Bringgold Elliott Grimaldi Guito & Matthews, P.A., have the skill and experience necessary to guide you through the entire probate process and help you get what you deserve. When an individual passes away, their possessions (money, property, physical possessions, etc.) must be distributed to surviving family members. In situations where the deceased had a will in place (testate), an executor ensures that they details of the will are carried out. If there is no will in place (intestate) the deceased’s assets are turned over to the state, who determines how they should be distributed. In either case, having a probate lawyer looking out for you is critical.
Our attorneys can also guide you through the process of contesting a will. At times, ability of family members or non-family members to make a claim to an individual’s estate may be called into question. The mental fitness of an individual when making decisions about their estate may also be questioned. We can build a strategy that properly assesses the circumstances of the will and create a plan to defend your rights to a loved one’s estate.
If someone you loved has passed away and you want to ensure that their estate is handled properly, talk to the Tampa probate attorneys at McIntyre Thanasides Bringgold Elliott Grimaldi Guito & Matthews, P.A. Contact them today at 813-223-0000.