Florida Elder Law, Medicaid, Guardianship, Probate and Estate Planning Attorneys

Sarasota Estate Administration Lawyers

Professional Estate Administration and Probate Services

After someone passes away, the process of winding up their affairs is referred to as estate administration. If they primary estate planning document is a will, the estate administration is called probate which is the process by which the court monitors the process and, if not done properly, can be complicated, time-consuming, and costly.

The probate process generally involves:

  • The notification of heirs, including statutory heirs where there is no will
  • The appointment of an executor and estate administrator
  • The estate appraisal and inventory
  • The selling of estate assets
  • Assessing and paying estate taxes
  • Distributing assets to heirs

The experienced probate lawyers at Advocates in Aging will be able to help you through all steps of the probate process. This includes petitioning to clear title on your home, assuring proper distribution of IRA and 401k plans as well as protective planning for surviving family members.

Streamline Your Estate: Establish a Living Trust in Sarasota

Not every estate goes through probate. When someone has established a living trust, and that living trust has been carefully planned with the help of an estate planning attorney, their estate does not necessarily have to go through probate. You do not need to have a large estate to take advantage of a living trust. The Sarasota probate lawyers at Advocates in Aging not only can help you establish a living trust, but a experienced in the efficient administration of the trust after you’ve died.

Contact Our Sarasota Lawyers for a Free Estate Evaluation

We offer free probate case evaluations. Contact our probate lawyers in Sarasota today at (941) 242-7270.

Commonly Asked Questions

What is estate administration and how do Sarasota lawyers assist in this process?

Estate administration is the process of managing and settling a deceased person's estate. This includes identifying assets, paying debts and taxes, and distributing the remaining assets to heirs. In Sarasota, experienced probate lawyers assist by guiding executors and estate administrators through the legal requirements, ensuring proper asset distribution, and helping with estate planning documents such as wills and trusts to streamline the process.

Do I need a large estate to benefit from a living trust in Sarasota?

No, you do not need a large estate to benefit from a living trust in Sarasota. Individuals with estates of various sizes can take advantage of a living trust to manage their assets and ensure a smoother transition upon their passing. Sarasota lawyers can help determine if a living trust is suitable for your estate planning needs and can aid in the trust's creation and administration.

What Makes Advocates in Aging

The Right Choice For You?
  • Nationally Known

    Testified Before Congress, Helped Draft Laws Protecting Florida’s Elders and Works with Attorneys Throughout the U.S.

  • Track Record Of Success

    As the First Elder Law Firm in Sarasota, The Best Results and Satisfaction of Our Clients are the Most Important

  • Comprehensive Representation

    Highly Experienced Attorneys who are Constantly Evolving With the Newest Laws

  • Free 30 Minute Case Evaluation

    Offering Free Consultations in Person or By Phone

  • Board Certified in Elder Law
  • 100% Board Certification 2024
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star - Daniel Smith
  • Super Lawyers 10 years - Ira Weisner

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Experience & Results Advocates in Aging has worked with many families to successfully take care of all their probate, medicaid planning, and guardianship planning needs. 

Our family is ready to take care of your family. Contact us today!

(941) 242-7270