352-204-2225

Lauren N. Richardson, Attorney at Law

2700 NW 43rd Street, Suite C, Gainesville, FL 32606

Disclaimer: The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. This web site is designed for general information only, and Lauren N. Richardson, Attorney at Law, does not offer any warranty or representation as to the site's accuracy or completeness. Every legal situation is unique and no information offered here should be used without the advice of an attorney regarding your specific situation. The information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice nor the formation of a lawyer/client relationship. Email or phone inquiries do not establish a lawyer/client relationship. No lawyer/client relationship is established until a retainer agreement is executed.

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Estate Administration You Can Afford

Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect     Medical Malpractice    Wrongful Death

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Lauren N. Richardson Law, Attorney at Law has handled hundreds of probate cases across Florida. In today's modern legal world, it is still necessary to hire an attorney to handle all but the very smallest of Florida estates; however, most estate cases can be filed and court orders obtained without you or your attorney ever appearing in court. This means that you can choose to work with Lauren N. Richardson, Attorney at Law, and her experienced probate staff no matter where in Florida your probate case will be filed.  

Let our experience save you time and money by handling your estate matter efficiently anywhere in Florida. We have clients across Florida and around the world. Our fees are affordable including flat fees for summary administration. Call today for free phone consultation to discuss your case.

During your free phone consultation, an experienced probate attorney will explain the estate process and estimate the fees and costs if you decide to retain our firm. We will also tell you how to transfer any assets that do not require probate as a courtesy at no charge to you.


We are compassionate and understanding during this difficult time. Our goal is to help you to handle all the estate's business quickly and completely.

If during our consultation, it appears that the estate is contested (will contest, adversarial estate) and will require local hearings and depositions outside of Central Florida or North Central Florida (our geographic area for contested matters), we will help you find an experienced attorney in the county where the estate will be opened.

If your loved one was the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, medical malpractice or wrongful death, please call for a free, no obligation assessment of your  case. If your case requires specialized trial counsel,  attorney Richardson can help you find a trial attorney at Bogin, Munns and Munns and other law firms throughout the State to review your case for possible representation on a contingency fee basis. In these cases, Attorney Richardson can assist with your probate or guardianship matter and as the referring attorney who is available to assist throughout the litigation process.

Your consultation is free. Call today to learn more about probate, guardianship, personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death, or nursing home abuse and neglect in Florida.

 

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Lauren N. Richardson, Attorney at Law

2700 NW 43rd Street, Suite C, Gainesville, FL 32606

Disclaimer: The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. This web site is designed for general information only, and Lauren N. Richardson, Attorney at Law, does not offer any warranty or representation as to the site's accuracy or completeness. Every legal situation is unique and no information offered here should be used without the advice of an attorney regarding your specific situation. The information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice nor the formation of a lawyer/client relationship. Email or phone inquiries do not establish a lawyer/client relationship. No lawyer/client relationship is established until a retainer agreement is executed.

352-204-2225

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WHAT IS PROBATE?

Are You Responsible for a Loved One's Estate?

Have you recently lost a loved one and are now responsible for handling their estate? Have you been told by a banker or a court clerk that you need probate, a court order, a personal representative, or letters of administration to transfer your loved one's assets? If so, you may need to open a probate estate.

What is Probate?

Probate is a court-supervised process for identifying and gathering the assets of a deceased person, paying their debts, and distributing their assets to their heirs or beneficiaries.


Do You Need to Open a Probate Estate?

If your loved one passed away in Florida or owned property in Florida – a house, a bank account, or stocks, for example – and that property did not have a joint owner or pay-on-death beneficiary, the property now belongs to that person’s estate and will remain stuck in the estate until there is a court proceeding.  The only way to transfer assets from an estate to the heirs is to go through the probate process.  


Are You Required to Hire a Lawyer for Probate in Florida?

In Florida, the laws require the assistance of an attorney to guide you through this process.  Attorney Lauren Richardson handles probate estates in every county in the State of Florida. Please give us the opportunity to answer your questions and provide you with the personal attention to you deserve.

Does My Loved One's Estate Have a Claim for Wrongful Death or Nursing Home Neglect or Abuse?

When you call our office to discuss probate matters, please let us know if your loved one may have died as a result of nursing home abuse or neglect, medical malpractice or any other type of accident. We co-counsel with experienced litigators who can represent the estate in these types of claims on a contingency fee basis. You will need to be appointed personal representative to pursue a nursing home abuse or neglect, or wrongful death case, or to collect on a personal injury claim made by your loved one before they passed away. There are time limits to bringing these types of claims, so it is very important to seek legal counsel immediately in these types of cases. 


Why Choose Lauren Richardson, Attorney at Law?

Attorney Lauren Richardson has 23 years of experience handling probate, guardianship and trust administration, and serving as co-counsel in injury and wrongful death cases across Florida. Our legal staff will apply our knowledge and compassion for people in their time of need to assist you through this difficult time. 

Probate, guardianship, personal injury, nursing home neglect, medical malpractice, and wrongful death cases can seem very confusing. Hiring a knowledgeable attorney you can rely on is an important decision. 


Free Consultation.

Please fill out the contact form or call (352) 204-2225 today for your free consultation with attorney Lauren N. Richardson. Call for a free phone consultation in probate, estate planning, wills, trusts, guardianship, and certain family law matters such as step-parent adoption. Free phone or in-person consultation with an attorney for injury and wrongful death cases. Please call us today!

 

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