When Probate or Guardianship Leads You to Real Estate Law
A Florida real estate attorney can help
When you think of real estate law, you think of buying or selling a house or businesses selling buildings, yet real estate law and estate planning often cross paths. In these cases, you need a Melbourne real estate lawyer who understands areas of estate planning such as probate and guardianship. Mommers & Colombo, Attorneys at Law have such experience. For more than 17 years, we’ve managed cases involving both real estate and estate planning law.
What’s the connection?
Probate is the method by which your estate is administered and processed through the legal system after you die. The complexity of the probate is determined by certain variables, including the existence of a will or a trust and a determination of assets. Basically, the more planning you do beforehand, the simpler things are. If you own property and you have not left a will or a trust with beneficiaries or if a family member chooses to contest the will, real estate law can come into play as well as laws pertaining to estate planning.
Similar situations apply for the ownership of property by someone who has a court-appointed guardian. Depending on the type of guardianship, a guardian may or may not have the right to sell a ward’s property. If the ward is no longer incapacitated, then the guardian can be removed and family members can contest legal matters should they choose.
Mommers & Colombo, Attorneys at Law at your service
If you find yourself embroiled in a legal matter that combines real estate law with probate, guardianship or any other type of estate planning law, you are going to want the Brevard County real estate attorneys who are skilled in all areas. Call Mommers & Colombo, Attorneys at Law at 866-447-0271 or visit our contact us page.