Advocating For You Throughout The Probate Process

After the death of a loved one, the last thing you want to do is deal with legal matters. Unfortunately, the estate of the deceased must be handled to ensure a smooth and lawful transition of the assets. In Florida, nearly all cases will require the attention of an experienced probate and estate lawyer to help move the process forward.

This is where our firm comes in. At The Law Office of Cheyenne Whitfield, P.A., in Brandon, we understand the emotions you are experiencing during this difficult time. We pride ourselves on offering compassionate, tailored representation in all aspects of your probate matters. Attorney Cheyenne Whitfield will personally handle the legal details and keep you informed, allowing you to focus on moving forward.

What Is Probate?

When someone dies (and is then referred to as the decedent), his or her estate assets must be collected and distributed. Debts must also be paid. This process, supervised by the courts, is called probate. Sole assets of the decedent and any other co-owned assets without automatic distribution upon death are subject to distribution per any estate planning documents, such as wills and trusts, or according to Florida law.

What Is A Probate Asset?

Many people wonder what assets are considered part of an estate for probate purposes. Some examples of probating assets, with a few exceptions, are below:

  • Real estate homes (unless homestead)
  • Mobile homes
  • Commercial property
  • Life insurance policies
  • Retirement accounts and 401(k)s
  • Bank accounts
  • CDs and other investment accounts
  • Stocks accounts

Why You Need An Attorney

Even for seemingly straightforward and simple estates, the probate process can be complicated and confusing. Having Ms. Whitfield on your side can ensure that you understand your rights, options and obligations when it comes to the distribution of your loved one's estate.

Get Answers To Your Probate Questions

We are here to provide the information you need to get started with your probate or other legal matters. We are available 24/7, so please reach us through email or by calling 813-314-7231. Our firm will respond promptly.