Wills, Probate & Guardianship IN WINTER PARK
TW Law Group, PLLC is aware that everyone will pass away someday and it is important to be prepared. This includes designating beneficiaries, managing your assets, gifting whatever you wish to your loved ones, and so on. Our Team will want to ensure that you have a secure plan in place in case an emergency does occur because people unexpectedly die or become incapacitated every day. If you or a loved one passes away or becomes unable to communicate, the estate plan which TW Law Group, PLLC helps to create will determine the course of action that should be taken. In addition to serving Orlando Florida, we also serve cities surrounding Winter Park, Ocala, Windermere, and Melbourne Florida.
TERMS TO KNOW
Routine Probate Administration
When someone you love dies, the process of grieving can be draining and difficult. The process of settling the financial affairs of that person can make it no easier, but they are often inseparable. Our clients so frequently find themselves facing an inevitable process, which they must endure nonetheless.
Probate is the broad term we apply to a variety of procedures used to gather a decedent’s assets, pay their debts and transfer property to their beneficiaries or heirs. These procedures vary depending on the facts and circumstances, which are unique to each case.
Dependent administrator – In the absence of a will, a dependent administrator is responsible for collecting all assets belonging to the deceased and resolving debts with creditors. The dependent administrator is appointed by the court and acts under its supervision. They are required to prepare an Inventory, Appraisement and List of Claims, as well as file proof of required legal notices to creditors. They also must obtain approval to sell estate assets and file annual accountings before closing the estate and distributing it to heirs.
Probate Estate – All of the Decedent’s assets that are subject to his or her last will and testament.
Non-Probate Estate – all of the Decedent’s assets that pass by written contract–assuming the Decedent named a beneficiary–to the persons designated. Bank accounts, investment accounts, life insurance policies, and retirement accounts are common non-probate assets. When properly executed, the written contracts for these accounts allow them to pass to the persons designated by the Decedent, without regard to a will.
Beneficiaries – those persons who are entitled to receive the Decedent’s estate under the Decedent’s last will and testament (and any applicable codicils, which are amendments to a will).
Heirs – those persons who are entitled to receive the Decedent’s estate under the laws of intestacy (the law that applies in the absence of a will).
REAL ESTATE IN FLORIDA
If you are looking for a real estate attorney in Orlando, then look no further than TW Law Group, PLLC.
Our team is ready and equipped to deal with the nuances, complexities, and technicalities of the various legal disciplines that typically challenge the layperson. Recently we have sharply focused our law practice on real estate because this is what we love.
We have slugged it out in and out of real estate disputes (representing plaintiffs and defendants), and obtained court victories and settlements in real estate-related lawsuits. We represent numerous real estate professionals and have counseled brokers, realtors, developers, title companies, and investors. Finally, we are adding that we have a list of satisfied clients who can vouch for our competitive advantage as a firm.
WILLFUL DEATH ATTORNEY
In the event that someone you love has passed away due to the negligence of another person or entity, you may be eligible to pursue a claim for wrongful death. Wrongful death is defined as the loss of life to a person as a result of another’s actions. Whether the act was intentional or unintentional is of no consequence. If an individual or entity causes harm to another person and the injuries sustained result in that person’s death, then the individual may be held liable for wrongful death.
Though pursuing a lawsuit will not bring your loved one back, our team of wrongful death attorneys can help relieve the financial burden placed on you and your family by passionately seeking justice for your loss.
WHO IS LIABLE FOR A WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIM?
If you’ve lost a loved one due to the negligence of another, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim. This claim may be filed against anyone or any institution that was legally at fault for your loved one’s death. This can include:
• Medical institutions
• Government institutions
Standing Up For You Against Insurance Companies
Insurance companies are notorious for trying to get clients to settle for the lowest amount possible. This is why it’s important to have a law firm on your side that knows how to deal with insurance companies, what questions to ask, and how to approach certain scenarios. At TW Law Group, PLLC we will do everything in our power to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.