Guiding You Through Florida Probate And Estate Administration

850-683-3940 Probate in Florida can be time-consuming and costly. At Ryan M. Mynard, Attorney at Law, P.A., our goal is to alleviate grieving families' burdens by handling probate matters in a cost-effective, timely manner.

We offer guidance and representation to individuals and families facing probate issues in counties throughout Florida. We want to help you, too.

To schedule a consultation with an experienced estate administration lawyer, please contact us via email or call us in Crestview at 850-683-3940.

What Is Probate?

Probate is the process of accounting for and distributing a deceased person's property and debts. In the absence of a will, the probate court will take charge of the deceased person's estate and distribute property and debts according to state law. If there is a will in place, property and debts will be distributed according to the wishes expressed in the will.

During the probate process, a judge and the estate's personal representative will make decisions regarding which parties should receive the deceased person's property. Those decisions may be based on the will, other estate planning instruments ( a trust, for example), or state law. In many cases, having an experienced probate attorney is the key to securing justice in probate.

Resolving Probate Disputes

If the deceased person died without an estate plan — or if there is ambiguity in the estate plan — there is greater risk of a family dispute. Family members may disagree about who should be the personal representative for the estate, or there may be disagreement over debt obligations or promised gifts.

Whether you are a family member of the deceased person, or you otherwise believe you are entitled to property from that person's estate, we can represent your interests in probate and work toward a timely distribution in your favor.

For more than 20 years, Ryan M. Mynard, Attorney at Law, P.A., has helped families reach positive resolutions of probate matters in Okaloosa County, Walton County and counties throughout Florida.

Schedule An Appointment

For a consultation regarding your rights and obligations in Florida probate, please call us in Crestview at 850-683-3940 or send us an email. We would be honored to speak with you regarding your goals and concerns.