Experienced Probate Attorneys in Gainesville

Caring Guidance to Help You Through a Stressful Time – (352) 480-0088

While dealing with the loss of a loved one, we realize that legal matters may be the last thing you want to deal with, but that these legal issues have to be addressed in order for you to move forward. Instead of facing the probate process alone, hire an attorney for help simplifying the process and resolving issues that may arise between family members.

At Swanson Law Center, our team of respectful and understanding professionals can help you navigate the financial and legal difficulties ahead. Our Gainesville probate firm can help you oversee an estate in probate, contest the validity or terms of a will, or do whatever else is needed to ensure that your loved one’s wishes are carried out.

What Is Probate?

Probate is a legal process that involves distributing and resolving the estate of a deceased person. This process is supervised by the court and typically involves paying off debt from the estate, inventorying assets, transferring assets to beneficiaries, and other requirements instructed by a person's will.

Is Probate Always Required?

Whether probate is required depends on many factors.

Probate is required if:

  • There is a will
  • There is no will
  • The estate's assets are solely in their name
  • There are no designated beneficiaries, or if the beneficairies are deceased

Some people try to avoid probate when possible through smart estate planning techniques because probate can be time-consuming, costly, and stressful on families.

Guidance Through Probate and Estate Matters

We have decades of legal insight to put to work for you, and our commitment to using modern technology ensures that you have access to us and to the information you need at all times. We are committed to alleviating your stress and providing excellent service that is backed by integrity and professionalism. Whether you are an executor / personal representative, beneficiary, family member, or other involved party, we can provide the answers and advice you need and deserve.

Find understanding legal counsel and skilled representation. Contact the Swanson Law Center to schedule a consultation today: (352) 480-0088