With or without a will, the settling of an estate always benefits from the counsel of a skilled lawyer. When you need competent probate administration, call The Law Office of Michael R. Vines, P.A. Our trusted probate law practice in Plantation, Florida, has assisted numerous clients over the years. Our skill, insight, and experience have established us as a firm handling all aspects of estate settlements..
We understand that probate administration is a delicate task that requires deep familiarity with the law. Let us provide you with the peace of mind that comes from having a knowledgeable attorney on your case. Schedule a free consultation with us at our office when you’re ready to discuss probate administration.
Let’s Pursue an Equitable Estate Settlement
The distribution of assets can quickly become a complicated process. However, our attorney seeks to minimize the stress on you and your family. Ensure that your best interests are protected by retaining our services. Our probate administration process is the practical way to quickly and satisfactorily settle your estate. As your probate representation, we strive to take care of:
- Validating the will
- Distributing remaining assets on behalf of the decedent
- Making an inventory of assets
- Paying taxes
- Settling outstanding debts
- Preparing and filing the necessary paperwork
- Mediating disputes over assets between beneficiaries
- Transfer homestead property
Contact us today for an appointment with our probate law practice. We serve clients in Plantation, Florida, as well as the surrounding areas of Davie, Sunrise, and Weston. The path forward starts here.
Why Is Homestead So Important?
The Florida “Homestead Law” is a Florida constitutional right. You must “File” for Homestead to get the protection. Once you have received your Homestead you will receive both property tax advantages and protections from certain types of creditors. The following is a list of Homestead benefits:
- Annual property tax increases are capped at 3%;
- The tax collector gives a credit on “Assessed Value” before levying taxes;
- Most types of debt do not attach to your house and most creditors cannot force the sale of your home to satisfy a debt;
- You may be able to transfer “Port” tax savings from one Homestead to another; and
- In most cases your homestead passes to your heirs, after death, without being subject to your creditors in probate.
Exceptions to Homestead:
- Failure to Pay Mortgage – Lender can foreclose;
- Failure to Pay your HOA/Condo – Association can foreclose;
- Failure to pay property taxes – County can sell tax deed;
- Failure to pay materialmen – They can lien your home and foreclose.
- (Companies or individuals that provide goods to improve/repair your home)
FILE FOR YOUR HOMESTEAD TODAY!