Chepenik Trushin LLP represents clients in estate planning matters including wills and trusts, probate, trust, and guardianship administration and litigation, and business planning. Our firm also handles commercial and business litigation, professional disciplinary action defense, and insurance defense. Selecting a Miami estate planning lawyer is an incredibly important decision that can have a major impact on you and your family. Such a decision should not be made without ensuring your legal representation can fulfill your specific needs. Chepenik Trushin LLP would be happy to provide you with additional information and answer any questions you might have.
Thinking about estate planning can be a daunting task. However, a competent estate plan that considers one’s wishes for the short, medium, and long-term, both for themselves and their loved ones, can bring peace of mind to an individual in the event of their death or life-altering disability. A well-crafted estate plan will take into account significant matters including providing for loved ones, lowering the tax burden of an estate, protecting assets from creditors, and other concerns unique to a person’s situation. An individual’s personal life and wishes can change over time, so working with a trustworthy and attentive Miami estate planning attorney is paramount.
Probate administration is a complex legal procedure that oversees the management and distribution of a deceased individual’s assets. Formal probate administration involves the appointment of an executor, which is dependent upon whether the deceased person had a last will and testament. The probate process includes the identification and valuation of assets, the identification and notification of possible heirs and creditors, and the validation of claims against the estate. In addition, federal and state taxes, creditors, and administrative expenses must be paid and assets must be distributed to the estate’s beneficiaries.