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Probate is a court-supervised administration designed to transfer a decedents assets to his proper beneficiaries as set forth in a will, or if none, to his heirs as determined by Florida’s law of intestacy.  A properly drawn and executed Last Will & Testament will direct the disbursement of certain assets and to appoint the personal representative to administer the estate.  If there is no will, the court will appoint the surviving spouse or other family member as prescribed by law as personal representative.  Reed, Griffith & Moran will assist you in determining those persons having priority to serve as personal representatives and beneficiaries, as well as the many other requirements of probate administration.

 

Probate

Reed, Griffith & Moran can help you create a plan to ensure your assets are distributed upon your demise to fulfill your intentions.  A proper estate plan may use a will and/or a revocable living trust along with other possible estate planning tools to achieve your testamentary goals while minimizing estate taxes and probate costs.  Our Attorneys can help you create a plan to ensure your assets are distributed to those whom you intend to receive them in the most economical and time efficient manner.  Documents to achieve your estate planning goals may consist of a will, living will, power of attorney, health care proxy, and a revocable trust.  Many of these documents are designed to minimize or eliminate taxes and probate costs.  There are many factors to consider when deciding if a trust is the best tool for you or your family to protect you and your family and your long term estate plan.  You should always consult an attorney to consult all the factors and together make the best choices to protect your assets and fulfill your goals.



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A real estate transaction begins with the singing of a contract.  Generally, printed contract forms are inadequate to reflect the true understanding between the parties.  Reed, Griffith & Moran will draft the contract to make certain your interests are protected and ensure you receive a free and clear title.  Our firm specializes in title review.  It takes steps to clear the title, and issue a title insurance policy which protects the buyer against any loss from defects.  Reed, Griffith & Moran has acted as a closing agent and title insurance agent for over 30 years.  When no closing is involved, Reed, Griffith & Moran will draft deeds and related conveyancing documents in cases in which you've  gifted property or added or removed someone from the title.

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Reed, Griffith, & Moran has over 15 years of combined experience in government relations, spanning federal, state and local government agencies.  It has had a presence on Capitol Hill, State Legislatures and Executive Branches across the country.  With proven experience advocating on both offensive and defensive issues, the firm offers clients the resources they need to be successful affecting public policy.  Reed, Griffith & Moran’s proven track record developing proactive legislative strategies has enhanced business profitability and competitive advantage for numerous corporations, political candidates, advocacy groups and non-profit organizations.

Our firm can help you create an estate plan to ensure that upon your demise your assets are distributed to your intended beneficiaries in the most economical and efficient manner.  Constructing an effective plan routinely requires an office conference to discuss your intended distributional scheme and those designees whom you trust to effectuate your estate planning goals.  The documents that achieve the most comprehensive estate plan include a Last Will and Testament, a Durable Power of Attorney, a Designation of Health Care Surrogate, a Living Will, and/or a Revocable Trust.  Many of these documents are designed to minimize taxes and probate costs.

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