Settling Estates And Resolving Disputes Over Estates
If you are an executor or personal representative for an estate, you are wise to seek legal advice as you prepare to execute your duties. Your goal is no doubt to settle the estate accurately, in a timely manner, without liability. When our law firm counsels you through the process, you can rest assured that we will not allow you to miss deadlines or leave out required steps.
Folds, Walker & Maltby, LLC, is a trusted probate law practice, established in the Gainesville community in 1966 under a previous firm name. Since 2019, we have had the current name, with which we continue the legacy of dependability that we have always been known for. We look forward to the opportunity to help you administer your loved one’s estate or any estate that you are responsible for.
Administering Wills, Trusts And More
Closing out an estate typically involves taking a will through probate and/or fulfilling the role of a trustee for assets that are in trusts. Our Florida probate and estate law attorneys have extensive experience in all aspects of estate administration. We also guide our clients who face disputes such as:
- Will contests
- Breach of fiduciary duty challenges from beneficiaries and others
- Lawsuits from creditors, business partners and others with interests in an estate
In our estate planning practice, we work hard to position people’s legal affairs so as to prevent estate litigation. Unfortunately, however, many estates do become embroiled in complications and controversies. With an experienced probate and trust litigation lawyer advising you, you can rest assured of an effective path to resolution.
Consult With An Attorney Sooner Rather Than Later
We encourage you to be proactive as you consider your legal challenges. For example, if a loved one is lingering near death, consult with us early so that we can guide you smoothly through the steps to come after the person’s death. If you have heard rumors of a potential will contest, let us advise you as soon as possible. Our estate administration and litigation attorneys are particularly skilled at heading off disputes before they escalate into full-blown lawsuits.
For reassurance and guidance after a death in the family or the death of someone else whose legal or financial affairs concern you, contact Folds, Walker & Maltby, LLC, in Gainesville. We welcome inquiries from out-of-state clients when relatives or business partners have died in Florida.