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Estate Planning: Wills, Trusts, and Nuptial Agreements - Attorney Lauren N. Richardson is an estate planning attorney with 27 years of experience preparing wills, trusts, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, and other important legal documents for Floridians who wish to create a customized plan to pass their assets, their properties, and their businesses to their loved ones without probate. Attorney Richardson now offers her services Statewide. Please call or email for an initial free phone consultation to discuss your estate planning goals and to receive a quote. Family Legacy Planning Consultations available for larger estates. All estate planning packages include in-depth consultation to discuss assets, family dynamics and goals to develop recommendations and options for a personalized plan. Documents are prepared quickly and efficiently and delivered to you for signing at or near your home. In-person document signing services available for clients living near Gainesville, Florida.
Probate Administration - Attorney Richardson has also handled hundreds of probate cases across Florida. In today's modern legal world, it is still necessary to hire an attorney to handle all but the very smallest of Florida estates; however, most estate cases can be filed and court orders obtained without you or your attorney ever appearing in court. This means that you can choose to work with Attorney Lauren Richardson and the experienced probate staff of Statewide Florida Probate no matter where in Florida your probate case will be filed.
Let our experience save you time and money by handling your estate matter efficiently anywhere in Florida. We have clients across Florida and around the world. Our fees are affordable including flat fees for summary administration and some formal administrations. Call today for free phone consultation to discuss your case. During your free phone consultation, an experienced attorney will explain the probate process and estimate the fees and costs if you decide to retain our firm. If during our consultation, it appears that your loved one's estate is contested (will contest, adversarial estate), Attorney Richardson will determine if our firm can handle your matter, and if not, we will help you find an experienced attorney in the county where the estate will be opened.
We are compassionate and understanding. Our goal is to help you to complete a comprehensive estate plan or handle all the estate's business quickly and competently.
Nursing Home Neglect, Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death - If your loved one was the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, medical malpractice or wrongful death, please call for a free, no obligation assessment of your case. If your case requires specialized trial counsel, Attorney Richardson can help you find a trial attorney to review your case for possible representation on a contingency fee basis. In these cases, Attorney Richardson can assist with your probate or guardianship matter and as the referring attorney who is available to assist throughout the litigation process.
WHAT IS PROBATE?
Are You Responsible for a Loved One's Estate?
Have you recently lost a loved one and are now responsible for handling their estate? Have you been told by a banker or a court clerk that you need probate, a court order, a personal representative, or letters of administration to transfer your loved one's assets? If so, you may need to open a probate estate.
What is Probate?
Probate is a court-supervised process for identifying and gathering the assets of a deceased person, paying their debts, and distributing their assets to their heirs or beneficiaries.
Do You Need to Open a Probate Estate?
If your loved one passed away in Florida or owned property in Florida – a house, a bank account, or stocks, for example – and that property did not have a joint owner or pay-on-death beneficiary, the property now belongs to that person’s estate and will remain stuck in the estate until there is a court proceeding. The only way to transfer assets from an estate to the heirs is to go through the probate process.
Are You Required to Hire a Lawyer for Probate in Florida?
In Florida, the laws require the assistance of an attorney to guide you through most types of estates. Attorney Lauren Richardson handles probate estates in every county in the State of Florida. Please give us the opportunity to answer your questions and provide you with the personal attention to you deserve.
Does My Loved One's Estate Have a Claim for Wrongful Death or Nursing Home Neglect or Abuse?
When you call our office to discuss probate matters, please let us know if your loved one may have died as a result of nursing home abuse or neglect, medical malpractice or any other type of accident. We co-counsel with experienced litigators who can represent the estate in these types of claims on a contingency fee basis. You will need to be appointed personal representative to pursue a nursing home abuse or neglect, or wrongful death case, or to collect on a personal injury claim made by your loved one before they passed away. There are time limits to bringing these types of claims, so it is very important to seek legal counsel immediately in these types of cases.
Why Choose Statewide Florida Probate?
Attorney Lauren Richardson has 27 years of experience designing estate plans, preparing prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, handling probate, guardianship and trust administration, and serving as co-counsel in nursing home abuse, personal injury, and wrongful death cases across Florida. Our legal staff will apply our knowledge and compassion for people in their time of need to assist you through this difficult time.
Estate Planning, probate, guardianship, personal injury, nursing home neglect, medical malpractice, and wrongful death cases can seem very confusing. Hiring a knowledgeable attorney you can rely on is an important decision.
Please fill out the contact form or call (352) 204-2225 today for your free consultation. Call for a free phone consultation with an attorney in probate, estate planning, wills, trusts, guardianship, and certain family law matters such as prenuptial agreements and step-parent adoption. Free phone or in-person consultation with an attorney for nursing home abuse, personal injury and wrongful death cases. Please call us today!