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Palm Beach Probate Lawyer

Our Attorneys • Dec 17, 2022
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Knowing when you need to “lawyer up” to get your inheritance may be tricky. After all, you have to balance spending money on a Palm Beach probate lawyer vs. going it alone. Is it worth the money?

Do you really need a #palmbeachprobatelawyer? If so, how do you know you are hiring a good one?

Inheriting from a Florida Probate

If you inherit from a Florida probate, you should expect to get your money within a year.

After all, estates are supposed to be “expeditiously” administered. (Read Florida probate law 733.602). Find the assets, pay the last expenses, and distribute everyone’s inheritance.

But some people want their own lawyer. Their own advocate or pit bull or “firepower” to stand up and fight.

Fight for what?

Candidly, in some cases, you don’t need to fight. You need the Florida Probate Code explained to you. The process. The Florida Probate Rules can be read for free online.

Heck, you can read all about the Florida probate process online for free. You don’t need a Florida probate lawyer for that.

But, if there’s a will contest, or some “contested” matters, you may want your own counsel.

When do you need your own Florida probate lawyer?

First of all, if you trust the person running the estate, why do you need to pay for a lawyer?

The personal representative will have her own lawyer and pay for that lawyer from the estate.

But many times, information is with-held. Or things are going nowhere. The “PR” is not disclosing information about the assets, the estate, and what she is doing with YOUR money. Your inheritance.

Candidly, as a beneficiary or interested person, you do have a LOT of rights.

So, if you feel you need your OWN lawyer, consider one with at least 20 years of experience. Look for ones that LIMIT their practice to contested probate matters. And you may want a firm that only handles disputes, trials and probate appeals. A team of specialists.

Having trouble affording a good Palm Beach probate lawyer? That’s understandable. After all, the best are not cheap. Look for a law firm that can handle your case on a contingency fee basis, or a “get paid later” basis.

Then, you can be on your way to receiving the information you need to make informed decisions about the probate. After all, it’s your inheritance. And it shouldn’t take years to get what’s yours.