Probate & Estate

When an individual dies (“the Decedent”) leaving assets that are not jointly owned and do not pass automatically to someone else, a court must decide who is legally entitled to have those assets (“the Beneficiaries”). Until the court makes that determination, the assets are collected and saved for later distribution to the beneficiaries (“the Estate”).

The court will appoint a representative (“ the Personal Representative”) who is responsible for collecting the Estate assets, paying creditors’ claims and distributing assets to the beneficiaries. The Personal Representative needs the representation and guidance of a Florida attorney throughout the Probate process to ensure that the Estate is administered according to Florida law.

If your loved one has died leaving Estate Assets, Toni Gentry, Esq., CPA is here to help you through the probate process from beginning to end. Toni Gentry can assist you with:

  • Establishing the validity of a Will
  • Personal Representation Appointment or Removal
  • Collecting and Distributing Estate Assets (including Collecting the decedent’s property, Identifying and Inventorying Estate Assets, Property Appraisal, Paying Debts and Taxes, Distributing Property to Beneficiaries, and Transferring legal title and Ownership of assets to beneficiaries
  • Creditor Claims (including Receiving Claims against the Estate, Paying or disputing claims
  • Estate Accounting
  • Federal Estate Tax Return and Florida Estate Tax Filings
  • Trust Administration