Westchester Probate Lawyer

Westchester Probate Lawyer:


Probate

Yanitza Schoonover is an experienced Westchester probate lawyer who focuses her practice on probate administration, probate litigation and estate planning matters.

When a loved one passes away, family members of the decedent try to put all of the decedent’s affairs in order, this process can become time consuming and confusing.  Sometimes, the family members must go through the court and go through a process called probate.  The probate process can be very emotional, time consuming and costly, which is why it is important to hire a Westchester probate attorney that can help and guide you through this process.

In Florida, there are primarily two types of administrations- Formal Administration and Summary Administration.  A Summary Administration may be appropriate if the total value of the decedent’s assets that are subject to probate are $75,000.00 or less, or if the deceased person passed away more than two years from the filing date.  However, just because the estate may be eligible for a summary administration it does not necessarily mean that it is the best choice.

A Formal Administration is typically needed when the assets of the deceased person are in excess of $75,000.00 and the person has been deceased for less than two years.  There are many different factors that determine which estate would be best for that individual decedent’s estate. It is important to contact an attorney who is well versed in probate in Florida to help with the decision of which estate to open. The length of time to complete either one of these estates vary.

A Westchester probate lawyer prepares all of the necessary documents for either a summary administration or a formal administration.  The probate attorney also guides the client through the process and manages the case to make sure all requirements are being met and helps with what can seem to be a complicated and overwhelming process.

 

Westchester Probate Lawyer

Westchester is a census-designated place (CDP) and neighborhood in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. Prior to the 2020 Census, neighboring University Park CDP was merged into Westchester CDP, effectively doubling its geography and population. Per the 2020 census, the population was 56,384. The homes in Westchester are very cozy and many are from the mid 1900’s, the culture is mainly of Hispanic Origin and the cuisine as well. If the residents of Westchester would need to go through probate they will be using the Miami Dade Probate Court for any of their probate matters. Miami’s probate court has many cases that go through the probate process regularly, however, as busy as the probate court system is in Miami their system is very user friendly to navigate through. They have several procedures that were put into place to allow the cases to be completed in a timely manner.


Contact us today to discuss your situation and find out how we can help guide you through this process.

Areas we serve:

Aventura Bal Harbour Boca Raton Brickell  Coconut Creek Coconut grove  Coral Gables Coral Springs Cutler Bay Dania Beach Davie Doral  Fisher Island  Fort Lauderdale Golden Beach Hialeah Lakes Hialeah Hollywood Kendall Key Biscayne Margate Medley Miami Beach   Miami Gardens Miami Lakes Miami Miami Shores Miami Springs Miramar North Miami Beach North Miami Opa-Locka Palm Beach  Palm Beach Gardens Palmetto bay  Parkland Pembroke Pines Pinecrest Plantation Pompano Beach Pompano South Miami Sunny Isles Beach Sunrise Sunset Surfside Sweetwater Tamarac Westchester Weston 




Contact us today in order to discuss what would be the best options for you.
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