Estate & Trust Administration

Losing a loved one is never easy. If you have been named as the personal representative, whether an executor or administrator, of an estate, you probably have a lot of questions. At the law office of Gregory H. Zogran, I provide the answers, support, and guidance you need to navigate what is often a complicated probate process.

In Florida, the term “personal representative” is used to describe both executors and administrators. When a decedent has a will, the personal representative is called an executor. In cases where there is no will, this person is referred to as an administrator. In both situations, the personal representative is appointed by the probate court and tasked with specific responsibilities. For the majority of people, the various forms, deadlines, accountings, and other obligations that go along with estate administration are overwhelming. Most personal representatives must balance work and family while struggling to keep up with their role as executor or administrator. With so much to do, it can feel like a full-time job.

At my law firm, I see it as my job to take the burden of estate administration off your shoulders. With over 25 years’ experience serving the needs of families throughout Florida, I will help you navigate the probate process to ensure your case runs smoothly. Along with a support staff of dedicated professionals, I handle all matters related to estate, trust, and probate administration, including:

  • Gathering and settling final debts
  • Payment of medical bills
  • Coordinating with pension plans and insurers to pay out benefits
  • Selling and transferring real estate
  • Working with funeral homes to ensure bills are paid
  • Preparing state and federal tax returns
  • Medicare subrogation
  • Administration of veterans’ benefits
  • Preparation of accounts
  • Attendance at court hearings

Everyone at the law office of Gregory H. Zogran is passionate about client care. Losing someone you love is an emotional, unsettling time. That is why we do everything in our power to provide you with peace of mind, clear guidance, and the respectful attention you and your family deserve.

Estate & Trust Litigation

When a beloved family member has passed, the last thing you need is conflict related to their death. Unfortunately, estate and probate disputes occur in a variety of situations. In some cases, an elderly parent changed his or her will shortly before passing away, raising questions about competency and named beneficiaries. In other instances, assets are transferred under suspicious circumstances. When these disputes arise, it is important to work with a knowledgeable, experienced attorney to protect your rights.

Not all estate planning attorneys are litigators. Although there are plenty of estate and elder law practitioners with tremendous skill and knowledge, many of these professionals do not regularly handle litigation. Because estate and trust litigation is a complex area of law, it is imperative to work with a trial lawyer. For over 25 years, I have helped countless clients resolve their estate and trust disputes with compassion and a firm commitment to keeping costs low. I assist families throughout Florida with all types of probate-related litigation, including:

  • Undue influence
  • Will and trust contests
  • Beneficiary claims
  • Executorship disputes
  • Creditor claims
  • Elder abuse
  • Trust reformation
  • Fiduciary claims

Protecting the Rights of Beneficiaries and Their Families

My clients simply want what is best for their families. My focus is on helping them protect their interests and achieve their goals. Call today at 772-220-9699 to talk about your case.

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