Jennifer L. Sweeting focuses her practice in the areas of Marital and Family Law, Will, Probate, and Guardianship. She is certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Family Law... more
Jennifer L. Sweeting focuses her practice in the areas of Marital and Family Law, Will, Probate, and Guardianship. She is certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Family Law Mediator; and has completed the state required training to serve as a Qualified Parenting Coordinator. She is a member of the Florida Bar Association, the Tallahassee Bar Association, and the American Bar Associat... view profile
Probate is the legal process used to carry out a person's will after their death; a probate attorney advises you on how to perform the steps in the process. In general, once you have identified and collected the dead person's belongings, including their money, property, and other assets, you pay the person's debts and taxes. Once all debts have been paid, you distribute their money and property according to the language of the will. If there is no will, the laws of the state where the dead person lived control how the property is distributed. A probate attorney helps you plan what happens to your property when you die, as they can probate wills and act as your probate court estate representative. A probate attorney also represents family members and beneficiaries wishing to challenge wills.