An Overview of Probate and Estate Administration
Probate involves the distribution of a person’s assets and estate consistent with his or her plans and wishes, at the time of his or her death. At the law office of Donna P. Levine in West Palm Beach, Florida, we advise individuals and families on the necessary legal steps that must be taken to achieve their probate and estate administration goals, or to avoid the need for probate.
More Than 25 Years of Probate Experience
In order to ensure the administration of your estate is handled properly and your comprehensive probate needs and concerns are addressed, you need the support of a knowledgeable, experienced lawyer. Donna P. Levine is a West Palm Beach County probate attorney with more than 25 years of legal experience and has extensive knowledge of the probate statutes and case law. Contact us today to discuss your individual needs with a confident, committed client advocate.
Special Needs Trusts Mitigate the Potential For Future Disputes
Our practice serves estate holders and their beneficiaries in ancillary legal matters as well, including mental health law matters related to probate. In some instances, an estate plan may include a special needs trust to care for a vulnerable relative such as:
- A disabled adult
- Underage children
- A relative suffering from mental illness
We advise our clients on the proper creation of a special needs trust and monitor how the money is used in order to ensure the protection of the vulnerable individuals and maintain compliance to preserve their eligibility for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), medical assistance or other benefits.
Ultimately, every client’s goal is to achieve a plan while avoiding the need for an estate dispute or litigation. We advise estate holders as to how they can effectively avoid the need for probate or a will contest through the creation of trusts and other legal remedies. However, when no provisions were made prior to the death of an estate holder, we guide individuals who are the likely or putative beneficiaries throughout the process of estate administration. If the need for litigation should arise due to an estate dispute or will contest, attorney Donna P. Levine will advocate aggressively on behalf of our clients’ interests in court.
Contact Our Attorney to Avoid a Will Contest In Boca Rotan
Protect your interests and your rights. Contact attorney Donna P. Levine today for attentive support and knowledgeable representation for your estate administration needs. She will work upfront with you to help your family avoid the potential for an estate dispute down the road.