Probate And Estate Administration
Florida probate proceedings can be subject to delays, will contests, disputes and added costs if they are not handled properly. To ensure that your loved one’s property and assets are efficiently distributed to heirs and that all possible claims against the estate are cleared, it’s important to seek the advice of an experienced Florida probate and estate administration lawyer.
I’m Christopher Mast, a probate and estate administration lawyer in Naples, Florida. I compassionately assist executors, personal representatives and their families in Collier and Lee counties in southwest Florida to efficiently distribute their assets to beneficiaries after death. I also represent families from other states and their attorneys when Florida property needs to go through the probate process.
Representing Out-of-State Clients in Florida Probate Matters
Many people who are residents of other states own homes in Florida. When a nonresident dies, there may be a need for two probate proceedings: one in the state where the person was a resident and another in Florida to distribute the Florida property.
I can represent the family member named as the Executor or Personal Representative, or serve as a referral probate lawyer for a lawyer in your home state. In most cases, I can complete the probate proceeding without the need for you to travel to Florida. I will keep you informed of the status of your probate proceeding by telephone and email.
Helping You Plan for the Future
In addition to my probate and estate planning services, I can help you craft a comprehensive estate plan when you are ready. It is important to have a last will and testament in place, and I can help you with other documents, such as power of attorney designations and a health care directive.
Get the Help You Need and Reduce Your Stress
I offer an initial telephone consultation so you can learn more about Florida probate law and the services I can provide, or you may contact my law office online.