The term "probate" is derived from the Latin word probare, which means to test or to judge. During the probate process, the court determines whether a will is legally valid. When assisting in the probate of a will, our office inventories your assets, assesses valid debts owed by your estate and distributes the remaining assets to the beneficiaries. Florida probate law dictates what assets may go through probate. Effective estate planning can help ensure that assets pass efficiently to your heirs or the beneficiaries named in your will.
Probate is intended to be a streamlined process; however, there are many situations where confusion and controversy arise. Let the experienced and compassionate attorneys at Reed Law assist you with every aspect of probate, from guiding the executor of the estate through the proceedings and representing family members during the probate process to implementing estate planning strategies that can be used to avoid probate altogether.