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Get a Free Case Review The thought of dying, or losing someone you love, can be unsettling and a topic that you might wish to ignore.  Unfortunately though, the reality is that death is a part of life, and planning for the future can help to make these situations easier, when they do occur.

Whether you are creating an estate plan for your beneficiaries or have suddenly lost someone, you will need to consider the probate process. Regardless of how your involvement in this process has come about, you should contact the probate lawyer Melbourne, FL trusts to help navigate this process.

The probate lawyers at Arcadier, Biggie & Wood, PLLC have a combined experience of 75 years in drafting legally binding estate plans for Melbourne, FL residents, as well as, guiding clients through the probate process following the death of a loved one. If you seek to protect your future and your well being, let a probate lawyer from our Melbourne office help you.

Why Retain a Probate Lawyer

Going through the estate planning or probate process on your own can be rife with challenges. You may waste copious amounts of time and money only to realize that you would be better off with a Melbourne, FL probate lawyer on your side. By have legal representation, you can benefit from:

  1. A Probate Lawyer Can Assist in Drafting Your Will

If you are planning your estate, you can ask a probate lawyer to help you draft a will. This is a far better option than the DIY process, and will ensure that it is valid in the eye’s of the court.

  1. Family Conflict Can Be Reduced

Probate often causes conflict amongst the family members involved in the process, especially when the will is less favorable than some heirs wished for. A Florida probate lawyer can be there to ease tension and facilitate a smooth, productive process.

  1. A Lawyer Can Protect the Estate

The probate process is public, and can act as a magnet for people who are looking to gain an advantage. In the event of a legal claim, for example made by a creditor or long lost heir, a probate lawyer can utilize different laws to ensure the estate is protected to the best of the ability.

  1. The Probate Process May Be Expedited

Sometimes the probate process becomes slowed down, especially when the estate is being managed by an executor who has little-to-no experience and/or legal knowledge. Although there is no special formula that can force the process to be completed in a specific time, a probate lawyer from our Melbourne, FL office can help to reduce the chances of delay, error, or obstacles that could otherwise present themselves.

  1. You Can Get Advice and Support

As the executor or heir, you will likely have questions or concerns during the process. Furthermore, because of the raw emotions that may be involved after losing someone, the likelihood of becoming overwhelmed and confused is high. A probate lawyer is your legal advocate; someone you can turn to for answers and support, so you know what to expect.

Additional Benefits of a Probate Lawyer

  • A lawyer can assist in any technical details and filing the court documents.
  • A good lawyer can ensure all debts are paid in a timely manner.
  • Any specific special needs can be addressed and settled.  
  • As the executor, you can be legally protected.
  • Stress, worry, and anger can be alleviated.

Get Help from a Probate Lawyer Now

A probate lawyer can make the process simpler. Whether you would like to know more about estate planning and how you can avoid the probate process, or you are the executor of a will and are preparing to enter the probate process, Arcadier, Biggie & Wood, PLLC, can help.

Contact the probate lawyer, Melbourne, FL believes in, to schedule a consultation today.