The hiring of an attorney is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisement.
We handle probate cases throughout the state of Florida and offer flat
rate fees.  Every matter is handled personally by attorney Stephen
Guttmann.  Mr. Guttmann has decades of experience handling probate
matters.  Our office takes pride in keeping clients informed, with each
case moving forward in a timely and efficient manner.  Please call to
speak with Attorney Stephen Guttmann at 850-432-9759.
Office hours:  8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Central time)  Monday - Friday

What is probate?

Probate is a process of delivering an asset owned only by a deceased
person to the person/entity that is entitled to it.

Do I have to go through probate if there is a will?

Having a will does not affect whether or not probate is necessary.  

How long does probate take?

That depends on the circumstances.  As a general rule, an estate with
over $75,000.00 worth of assets is given about a year and a half to be
completed under court guidelines.  This firm's personal goal is to
complete the probate process in less than 7 months.  A small estate
with no creditors can be accomplished in only a few weeks.

What documents/information is needed?  

The original will if there is a will.
A certified copy of the death certificate without the cause of death on
A list of assets owned only by the decedent.
Names and addresses of next of kin and all persons named in the will.
Names and addresses of all creditors with amount due.
Phone:  (850) 432-9759                               
Fax:  (850) 497-7096                                    Stephen M. Guttmann * 314 South Baylen Street Suite 203 * Pensacola, Florida*32502