How We Can Help
An attorney’s assistance in the probate process can be vital. Attorneys understand how best to “marshal” the assets, i.e., determine which assets are indeed part of the estate; how to properly file an Inventory and Appraisal of the assets; when, and in what manner, to pay the estate’s taxes, debts, and remaining liabilities; and how best to distribute those assets remaining in the estate’s inventory after all other processes have been concluded. David Di Pietro & Associates represents beneficiaries, personal representatives, trustees, creditors, or other interested persons throughout Florida.
When a loved one dies and property needs to be divided, disputes can arise, even when the decedent has a solid estate plan in place. Issues can arise regarding the actions of the personal representative or the trustee. Further, the prior mental state of the deceased may be called into question. Problems with creditors may need to be addressed. There may be a number of beneficiaries and some of them may not be content with a decedent’s estate plan. When this happens, you want an experienced attorney to protect your interests.
David Di Pietro & Associates represents personal representatives, trustees, heirs, creditors, and other parties with an interest in an estate. David Di Pietro & Associates handles cases involving contested wills as well as contested trusts. Regardless of the complexity of your situation, David Di Pietro & Associates can help you understand all of the legalities involved and develop a strategic approach to your situation.
Common Probate Disputes
- Challenges to the validity of a will or trust based on the competency of the party making the will or trust
- Challenges to the validity of a will or trust based upon the existence of additional or subsequent will or trust
- Challenges to the validity of a will or trust based upon undue influence exhibited over the decedent prior to death
- Questions regarding whether a fiduciary has breached his or her duties to the estate, trust or to the beneficiaries
- Creditor disputes