Probate and Guardianship Administrative and Litigation

Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A., handles all aspects of probate administration including identifying the assets that belong to an estate, administering such assets to satisfy any outstanding debts and obligations, and distributing the remaining assets to the beneficiaries of a will, or pursuant to applicable law in the absence of a will.  It is vital to retain an experienced lawyer to ensure proper and timely probate administration upon death.

QPWB further handles all aspects of guardianship establishment and administration including preparation of all necessary documentation and pleadings associated with the establishment of a guardianship and related incapacity proceedings, advocating for the appointment of a proper guardian, and the continuing accounting and administration of a guardianship in accordance with Florida Statutory requirements.

As a full-service law firm, QPWB uses an organized and multidisciplinary approach to provide services that bring together knowledge and experience so that our clients may benefit from the legal disciplines combined in this area: experienced trust, estate and tax practitioners and the litigation skills of our trial lawyers who offer effective courtroom strategy and alternate dispute resolution to resolve out of court.  We work collaboratively to represent your interests in litigation and in negotiating issues to avoid litigation.

QPWB provides a full range of business counsel to manage and resolve the complexities that arise in this area of law through legal and negotiation skills.  We have experience drafting, negotiating, and reviewing settlement agreements, while proactively dealing with the various tax implications of a settlement and reaching the most tax-efficient result for our clients.  The firm’s knowledge in the combined areas of probate, estate, and tax law enables us to offer highly informed counsel to all parties of probate and in probate litigation.

QPWB’s probate and probate litigation practice provides representation to:

  • Individuals
  • Beneficiaries
  • Executors
  • Trustees
  • Guardians

We are regularly involved in the following types of probate disputes:

  • Will contests
  • Probate and estate litigation
  • Beneficiary rights and claims
  • Creditor claims
  • Distribution of assets
  • Business and asset valuation disputes
  • Federal and state tax disputes
  • Tax apportionment issues and appeals
  • Trust disputes
  • Guardianship issues
    • Emergency temporary guardians (i.e., Baker Act/Marchman Act)
    • Minor settlements
    • Voluntary and contested guardians
    • Incapacity proceedings
  • Removal of fiduciaries
  • Surcharge of fiduciaries
  • Real property litigation

 

Contact

Eric W. Boyer, Managing Partner

305 670 1101 eboyer@qpwblaw.com

 

Probate/ Probate Litigation and Tax Practice Related Attorneys

Lars Bodnieks

305 670 1101 lbodnieks@qpwblaw.com

 

Michelle D. Cofiño

305 670 1101 │ michelle.cofino@qpwblaw.com

 

Max A. Lopez

305 670 1101 max.lopez@qpwblaw.com

 

James E. Moon

239 690 5065 212 226 4026 jmoon@qpwblaw.com

 

Matthew R. Reinhardt

340 693 0230 │ matthew.reinhardt@qpwblaw.com

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