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About Franco Aughey, P.A.

Welcome to Franco Aughey, P.A., your trusted partner in guiding you and your family through the transfer of assets between generations. Our firm is dedicated to providing compassionate and expert legal assistance to individuals and families during challenging times.

Step 1

Talk with a Lawyer

Step 2

Connect with Your Legal Team

Step 3

Sign Your Initial Probate Documents

Step 4

Administer and Close Your Estate

About Franco Aughey, P.A.

At Franco Aughey, P.A.,  we understand the emotional and legal challenges that come with the consideration of all of the issues that arise when considering your mortality. Our commitment is to guide you through every step, offering personalized solutions and strategic insights to help you make informed decisions.

Expertise in Probate and Estate Planning

With 25 years of experience in probate law, our team of seasoned attorneys brings a wealth of knowledge to every case. No matter the issue, we will find a salutation that works for you and your family.

Client-Centered Approach

What sets us apart is our unwavering dedication to our clients. We prioritize open communication, transparency, and a client-centered approach in every interaction. Your goals and concerns are our top priority, and we work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for you.

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Our Values

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.

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