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Probate and Estate Planning Aid in Fort Myers

Have you recently lost a loved one? If so, their estate may have to pass through the probate process. Depending on the personal representative’s experience and the size of the estate, the personal representative may require probate assistance. Probate is the process of validating a loved one’s will in court, and gathering, inventorying, and distributing their assets and properties according to their will or state law. If a person dies without a will, which is also known as dying intestate, the personal representative must divide a person’s estate according to Florida State laws. During probate administration, the personal representative must gather and inventory the
decedent’s assets and properties, pay debts and taxes, and distribute the estate to beneficiaries and heirs. It may be a tedious and time-consuming process, and if a personal representative does not have probate experience, they may wish to hire a Fort Myers probate lawyer from Lindsay & Allen.

Information Regarding Fort Myers

Established in 1886, Fort Myers is the historical and governmental hub of Lee County, Florida. As of 2010, there were 35, 138 households in Fort Myers, and 28.9% of said homes were reported vacant. In 2000, 28.9% of households had children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.3% were cohabiting married couples, 18.4% consisted of a female householder with no present husband, and 43.8% were non-families. The average household size was 2.40, and the average family size was 3.10. According to the 2010 census, 54.6% of the population was White, 44.6% Non-Hispanic White or Caucasian, 32.3% Black or African-American, 20.0% Hispanic or Latino, 1.6% Asian, .6% Native American or Native Alaskan, .1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 2.8% multiracial, and 8.0% of the population was another race.

Contact Lindsay & Allen As Soon As Possible!

For over a decade and a half, the probate attorney at our firm has been assisting client with various areas of probate law. From creating personalized estate plans, to helping personal representatives with a lost loved one’s probate, our team is more than capable of aiding clients with probate and estate planning issues. To learn more about how we may be able to help you resolve your legal issues, contact our firm and schedule a free case evaluation.