Knowledgeable Wellington Estates Attorney Drafts and Probates Wills
Florida lawyer advises and represents testators and executors
Law Office of Stella Suarez-Rita, PA provides a full range of services for wills: drafting, review, amendment, revocation, execution and probate. I provide reliable guidance for testators and executors. My experience in resolving issues related to the validity of wills, enables me to provide practical advice for testators. I also provide executors with advise as to how to interpret various aspects of a will that may initially seem unclear. Whether you are a testator formulating an estate plan or an executor implementing a decedent’s wishes, Law Office of Stella Suarez-Rita, PA can guide you through complex aspects of the tasks you have been put in charge of. I offer pertinent and personal legal advice to obtain the results you need in a timely manner with the least stress possible.
Executing a valid and effective will
Executing a valid will is rather simple; executing an effective will takes a bit more work. The probate approves a will if it finds the document was executed intentionally and freely by a person of sound mind, is written in clear, unambiguous language and is signed and witnessed. That’s really the easy part. To be effective, your will must be comprehensive, covering the full range of your worldly possessions and your deepest concerns, and contemplating various contingencies. I work closely with you to memorialize your intentions so that they may be carried out in the most efficient manner possible.
Once executed, your will remains your final statement of your intentions until you amend or revoke it. I recommend reviewing your will every three to five years and updating it to reflect your current wishes or life changes.
Probate attorney guides executors through every step of the process
Most executors have never probated a will; many are surprised to learn the decedent’s will named them as the responsible party. I provide indispensable service for executors who have no prior experience in the probate court on matters that include:
Filing the will with the Florida probate court
Developing the best strategy for fairly and expeditiously settling the estate
Finding and assembling assets
Pay creditors and claimants
Collecting amounts owed the estate
Closing and opening bank accounts
Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate
Paying current and delinquent taxes as well as estate taxes
Hiring experts, when appropriate
Executors can easily make mistakes due to inexperience, stress and hasty decisions. This can be costly, as executors can be held personally liable for beneficiaries’ losses. I guide executors through every step of the probate process, with reliable, detailed advice, so you can settle the testator’s estate as efficiently, quickly and easily as possible.
Contact an experienced and knowledgeable probate lawyer
Law Office of Stella Suarez-Rita, PA provides will and probate court services in Wellington and throughout Florida. Call me at 561-586-5883 or contact my office online to schedule a consultation.