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Florida probate lawyer Thomas Upchurch and staff will assist you in tracking down all the estate assets, giving notice to creditors, dealing with creditors and the distribution of assets to the proper beneficiaries. Thomas Upchurch services the entire Central Florida and North Florida areas including Daytona Beach, Jacksonville, Port Orange, Deland, Ormond Beach, Palm Coast, Orlando, Saint Augustine and New Smyrna Beach.
In most cases, the personal representative named in the will opens the estate by filing a petition in court seeking appointment, however, in Florida, the petition may be filed by “any interested person.”
After being appointed by the court, the personal representative will then take possession of your assets.
They have a number of responsibilities which include paying off the estate’s debts and with court approval, distributing the rest of the estate assets to the beneficiaries. If you have been appointed as a personal representative and need assistance in proceeding forward, a Florida probate lawyer can assist and help guide you through the entire process.