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Florida Business/Corporate Attorney
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10.0David Francis Hanley


Probate and Estate Administration


Probate is the legal process by which a person's will is validated by the Probate Court. The provisions of the will dictate how the individual's debts are paid and assets are distributed upon death. Estate administration includes the probate process as well as non-probate transfers of the deceased's assets, such as life insurance, annuities, qualified plans, and trust assets and compliance with applicable estate tax requirements.

David F. Hanley, P.A. assists the personal representative of the estate in gathering, valuing, accounting, and distributing the decedent's assets. The firm assures that all steps are properly taken in order to carry out the decedent's intent in accordance with Florida law.  David F. Hanley, P.A. often undertakes primary and ancillary probate services for out-of-state clients with property in Florida, and can prepare the appropriate documents to release liens on a decedent's real estate.

Practice


Mr. Hanley’s practice covers all cities in Broward County, including Fort Lauderdale, Davie, Plantation, Cooper City, Sunrise, Miramar, Weston, Pembroke Pines, and Hollywood. Mr. Hanley also regularly represents clients in Palm Beach County and Miami-Dade County, and handles probate matters throughout the State of Florida.

Representation and Fees


Representation commences once a written engagement letter is executed. Fee structures vary by the matter being handled. Depending on the type of matter, fees may be a reasonable hourly rate depending upon the anticipated demands and timeline of the case, flat fee all-inclusive arrangements or hybrid arrangements. Mr. Hanley’s goal is to tailor fees to fairly capture the level of service and work provided and the value conferred to his client. Fees vary because they always depend on the seriousness of the matter at stake, the timing and expediency of the matter, the anticipated volume and complexity of work, the desired results and other client expectations.

Disclaimer


The information on this website is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should contact an attorney for advice on your individual situation. Contacting David Hanley does not create an attorney-client relationship. Read the legal and privacy policy of David F. Hanley, P.A. here.