If you are a Miami resident, and you die without a will, your estate assets will be disposed of subject to the Florida intestate succession laws. This means you no longer have control over who gets your assets. A will gives you the peace of mind knowing that your loved ones are taken care of and your assets will be distributed in accordance with your wishes after your death. Having a will also saves your family time, stress and the costs of having to go to probate court and filing an intestate proceeding which allows the State of Florida to decide who will get your assets under Florida intestate laws.
A will must be considered valid before the Miami-Dade Probate Court will admit it. Therefore, in order to ensure that you make a valid Florida will, you should hire a Miami probate and estate attorney to prepare it for you. This way you know that your will hold up in court and your family will avoid someone challenging the will’s validity. Click here to learn about the elements of a valid Florida will. If you are looking for a Florida estate attorney to draft your will, call the Law Offices of Albert Gurevich at (786) 522-1411.