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Before we get to the how, we need to get the 5 Ws: Who, What, When, Where, Why.

Who died? Who survived? Who has the deed, will, trust, and other documents? Who are the heirs and beneficiaries? Who are the creditors?

What real estate was left by the person who died? What other assets were left? What’s going on with the property now?

When did the person die? When did the person acquire the real estate?

Where is the property? Where are the survivors, heirs, beneficiaries, and other persons involved?

Why are you involved and what do you hope to accomplish?

Then we determine what laws apply in this particular case.

It’s not always black and white. People are complicated; real estate is complicated; probate is complicated.

That’s why you need a lawyer when someone dies owning real estate.

We need to determine which statutes, codes, and cases apply to the facts we gathered.

And then we come up with a set of possible outcomes.

After that, it’s time to create a plan to advance the client’s goals.

Once we know what the law has in store for this particular situation, we can come up with a plan to help the client accomplish what the client set out to accomplish.

There are many fine lawyers in Florida.

See why Jim Martin might be the right fit for your case.


James W. Martin, P.A.

Florida Bar Board Certified Real Estate Lawyer

St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida