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Experienced Florida Probate Attorney Guides You Through the Process

Probate follows what is typically a painful emotional loss. Knowledgeable, meticulous probate attorney Thomas M. Dryden has almost 33 years of experience in probate law and knows how to ease the stress of probate or trust administration by guiding representatives and trustees.

The process of probate

Most representatives have rarely if ever probated a will and know little about the process. The Law Offices of Thomas M. Dryden, P.L. can guide you through the complex probate or trust administration process, including:

  • Developing the best strategy for fairly and expeditiously probating the estate with or without a Will or administration of a Trust Estate
  • Finding and collecting assets for both a Probate or a Trust
  • Closing and opening bank accounts
  • Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate
  • Valuing, managing, preserving and liquidating the estate
  • Locating beneficiaries of a Will or a Trust

Valuing and managing the estate

We assist representatives and trustees with the arduous process of collecting, managing, valuing, protecting and liquidating the assets of the estate. The Law Offices of Thomas M. Dryden, P.L. assists in every aspect of a Probate or Trust Estate.  When appropriate, the firm calls other professionals to assist with representative or Trustee duties.

Probate disputes

Even in apparently straightforward estate cases, there are sometimes disputes between beneficiaries. Our firm’s presence can calm the emotionally-charged process of probating a challenged will or disputed representative or judicial decision, or with regard to a disputed Trust. When it is in the best interests of our client to preserve cordial familial relationships, we are adept at mediating these disputes. When necessary, we assertively defend our client’s beneficiary rights within the Florida court system.

Contact a thorough probate and trust administration and litigation lawyer at The Law Offices of Thomas M. Dryden, P.L.

We serve clients in Fort Myers and throughout Florida. Call us at 239-243-9303 or contact us online.