Over 35 Years of Estate administration Experience
If you have been named as executor, administrator or personal representative of the estate of a loved one, you may be uncertain what you need to do to navigate the probate process and successfully settle the estate. You want an experienced probate lawyer to advise you, one who knows the law and can help you make the right decisions to protect the estate.
At the law office of William D. Slicker, P.A., attorney Slicker brings over 35 years of practice experience to men and women throughout the Tampa Bay area. He has built his practice on a commitment to a high level of personal service and attention. When you hire Mr. Slicker to help you handle the administration of the estate of a loved one, you will always work directly with him. When you have questions about the probate process or your responsibilities as administrator, he will either make himself available or will promptly return your call. Use the email form to the right or call 727-322-2795 to schedule a free initial consultation.
A Skilled Attorney to Help You Through the Five Steps of Probate
Are you the executor, administrator or personal representative of a friend or family member’s estate? You will be responsible for certain duties throughout the probate and estate administration process. Attorney Slicker can assist you with the following five steps of the probate process:
- Filing the probate petition and gathering records. You will be responsible for filing a formally written petition, paying a filing fee and gathering estate records.
- Publishing a notice to creditors. If the decedent has debts, you will be responsible for publishing a notice to creditors.
- Performing an inventory and appraisal of assets. You may need to bring in valuation and accounting experts to carry out a complete inventory, appraisal and valuation of real and personal property.
- Paying estate debts, claims and taxes. If the estate owes debt or estate taxes, the probate will not be concluded until these are paid.
- Distributing the assets and closing the estate. Once the legal requirements have been satisfied, money will come out of the estate for claims, taxes, attorneys fees, personal representative compensation and other expenses. After these expenses are met, the beneficiaries will receive their property and assets.
Florida Fee Structure
Both the personal representative fee and the attorney fee are set by statue in Florida depending on the size of the estate.
In addition to guiding clients through the probate process, Mr. Slicker handles probate litigation. The need for litigation can arise from will contests, trust disputes and other disagreements during probate and estate administration.
Contact an Estate Administration Attorney in St. Petersburg, Florida
Without an attorney, the probate process can be long and complicated. Furthermore, the emotional challenges that come with estate administration can make this an uncomfortable burden. An experienced probate lawyer will take care of the legal issues for you, so that you can focus on grieving and healing.
To set up a free initial consultation, use the email form to the right or call 727-322-2795. The office is open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and evenings and weekends by appointment. Russian, Vietnamese, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese translation services are available.