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Franco Aughey, P.A.

Thank you for visiting our page. We are a boutique law firm that focuses its practice on Probate and Estate Planning related cases. Our mission is to utilize our legal skills along with compassion and empathy to assist families in times of uncertainty. We look forward to working with you.

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At Franco Aughey, P.A., we are guided by a set of core values:

  • Integrity:We uphold the highest ethical standards in all our interactions.
  • Compassion:We approach each case with empathy, understanding the sensitive nature of probate matters.
  • Excellence:We strive for excellence in every aspect of our practice, delivering top-notch legal services to our clients.

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Navigating probate and estate related matters, including effective planning, requires a knowledgeable and dedicated legal team. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and discover how Franco Aughey, P.A. can assist you during this challenging time.

Question: What does the term “probate” mean?

Answer: Probate is a legal process that occurs after someone passes away. It involves the court overseeing the distribution of the deceased person’s assets and payment of their debts.

Question: When is probate necessary?

Answer: Probate is typically required when a person dies with assets solely in their name or with assets that do not have a designated beneficiary.  Assets subject to probate may include real estate, bank accounts, and personal property.

Question: How long does the probate process usually take?

Answer: The duration of probate can vary widely depending on factors such as the complexity of the estate, the presence of a valid will, and whether there are disputes among heirs or with the decedent’s creditors.  In some cases, probate can be completed in a few months, while more complex estates may take a year or longer.

Question: What is the role of a personal representative or executor in the probate process?

Answer: The executor is the personal named in the will (or appointed by the court if there is no will) to carry out the deceased person’s wishes.  Their responsibilities include gathering the decedent’s assets, dealing with the claims of any creditors and ultimately distributed the assets to the beneficiaries.

Question: Do all estates need to go through the probate process?

Answer: Not all estates are required to go through probate.  Small estates or those with assets held in joint tenancy, living trusts, or with designated beneficiaries (e.g. life insurance policies or retirement accounts) may bypass probate.  The threshold for a small estate varies by jurisdiction.

100 NW 82 Avenue, Suite 302, Plantation, Florida 33324

Office Hours

We are available to assist you during the following office hours:

Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: By Appointment
Sunday: Closed

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