Florida Probate Law Firm PLLC

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Florida Probate Law Firm PLLC

Florida Probate Law Firm, PLLC provides formal probate administration, ancillary probate administration, probate litigation, and professional executor services in all 67 counties across the state of Florida.

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This lawyer is licensed to practice in Florida and has no record of discipline from the Florida bar association. *

Florida Probate Law Firm PLLC

Florida Probate Law Firm PLLC

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Florida Probate Law Firm, PLLC provides formal probate administration, ancillary probate administration, probate litigation, and professional executor services in all 67 counties across the state of Florida.

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This lawyer is licensed to practice in Florida and has no record of discipline from the Florida bar association. *

Firm Overview

Estate Administration
The loss of a loved one can be extremely stressful for the survivors of the deceased. In addition to dealing with the grief that accompanies a loved ones death, there are many things that must be done to settle the decedents estate and to handle the assets owned by the decedent.

The vast majority of people have never heard the word probate before having to deal with the process personally due to the passing of a loved one. The probate process is simply the court proceeding required for transferring property which was owned by the decedent, to the identified beneficiaries of the decedent's estate. The probate process is different in every state, but the typical steps involved include inventorying the estate assets, identifying and handling creditor claims, as well as eventually making distributions to the beneficiaries.

Probate administration and estate administration refer to the same process. Any assets which are owned in the sole name of the decedent, which have no beneficiary designations, must fall into the decedents estate and the only way to transfer or sell estate assets, aka probate assets, is to initiate the appropriate court supervised probate process.

What Is Probate?
Probate is the court process by which your Last Will and Testament will be legally validated after you die, assuming you leave one. However, most people understand probate to be the entire process of settling someones estate after they die. When there is a Will and/or trust which was executed by the decedent prior to death, the estate is referred to as: testate. When there is no Will or estate planning documents to dictate to whom estate assets are to be distributed, the estate is referred to as" intestate. Every state has their own version of an intestacy statute, which stipulate the default rules for how a persons property is to be distributed.

There are three general stages of probate:
1) Validating the Last Will and Testament, or stipulating that there is no Will, and appointing a personal representative (aka executor);
2 Inventorying all of your assets, identifying and settling debts, and filing the necessary taxes forms; and
3) Disbursing the remaining assets to the identified beneficiaries or heirs in accordance with the Last Will and Testament, or with the Florida intestacy statute.

Main Office

Main Office
4800 North Federal Hwy
Suite 106-D
Boca Raton, FL 33431

Phone

(561) 210-5500

Fax

(561) 208-8800

Fees
Office Information
Office Hours

8:30am to 5pm

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Probate

The Florida Probate Firm is equipped to provide affordable and timely probate services for the settling of an estate with property located in any of Florida's sixty-seven counties.

Given that issues with an estate often arise unexpectedly and have to be addressed by relatives who may not be familiar with the Florida area, our associates are available by phone every day of the week including weekends, with the complimentary option of an in-person consultation during non-regular business hours for an additional fee.

We take pride in assisting our clients to the best of our ability, and enjoy providing our services to both the Florida community, and those in the northeast United States that need assistance with property or other issues located in our state.

Our firm can assist with the following probate services:

Estate Administration
Trust Administration
Asset Transfer
Creditor Claims
Estate Tax Return
Estate Planning for Survivors

The Florida Probate Law Firm also provides services for ancillary probate, probate litigation, professional executor agreements, and wrongful death claims. Contact us today at 561-210-5500 for a free 30 minute consultation.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

When you retain our firm, you receive personal, direct assistance from Florida Probate attorneys Thomas R. Walser and Michael A. Bracchi, and you will not just be handed off to junior staff to file and administer your case. Every case has its own complexities, which is why it is important you choose a firm like ours, with years of experience.

We know you are overwhelmed and likely have a lot of questions, and we are here to guide you through the process and to address all of your concerns. You are not just getting a law firm that understands your complex needs, but we will explain how Florida probate laws apply to your case in a way that you can understand.

Unlike other probate law firms, we have a very modern approach in our office: we work on fast timelines and utilize the latest technology and software, so we can push the case forward as fast as the family is willing to sign the paperwork. In addition, there is no need for you to come in to the office or participate in any hearings for a standard probate administration. We handle all aspects of our cases electronically, from sending pleadings for signature, to e-filing with the court.

From handling the initial probate filings to the final asset distributions, our goal is for you to feel more at ease about the probate process and confident with us handling your estate for the best possible results. We will answer any and all of your questions and keep you updated throughout the entire process.

We truly want the best for you and your family!

Florida Probate Law Firm PLLC
Thomas Mendez Walser, Esq.

Thomas was born in Boca Raton, FL and grew up in the south Florida area. He obtained a Bachelors in Business Administration (B.B.A.) in Finance from the University of Miami in 2010, and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the New York University School of Law in 2013, with a concentration in the area of Trust & Estates. Thomas has passed the bar exam in both New York and New Jersey, and his score qualified him to waive into the additional jurisdiction of Washington D.C. He also passed the Florida bar exam in February of 2015.

Thomas previously worked in the wealth strategy department of US Trust, Bank of America's Private Wealth Management subsidiary. In this role he gained experience meeting the financial and estate planning needs of ultra-high net worth clients. Thomas' work experiences include interning for the White House Council on Environmental Quality under the Obama Administration in 2009. He also was an intern for the British Council with offices located in the UK mission to the United Nations. He has managerial experience from working as Office Manager/ Program Director for the Environmental Coalition of Miami & the Beaches (ECOMB Inc.).

Thomas was also executive director of a non-profit organization called "Students in the Know," which ran the Bullying Academy program to educate students about bullying and cyber bullying within their school communities. The Bullying Academy was among many small business and non-profit organizations that were nominated in recognition for their leadership, integrity and management skills in the Fort Lauderdale area. At the 2013 Small Business of the Year Awards, the Bullying Academy was presented an award for Outstanding Business Practices & Success by the Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce. The Bullying Academy also was awarded a Change Maker of the year award in 2012, from Ashoka Change Makers during their Activating Empathy International Competition.

License

Bar Number: 116596
Florida, 2015

Education

New York University School of Law
J.D., 2013

University of Miami
B.B.A., 2010

Florida Probate Law Firm PLLC
Thomas Mendez Walser, Esq.

Thomas was born in Boca Raton, FL and grew up in the south Florida area. He obtained a Bachelors in Business Administration (B.B.A.) in Finance from the University of Miami in 2010, and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the New York University School of Law in 2013, with a concentration in the area of Trust & Estates. Thomas has passed the bar exam in both New York and New Jersey, and his score qualified him to waive into the additional jurisdiction of Washington D.C. He also passed the Florida bar exam in February of 2015.

Thomas previously worked in the wealth strategy department of US Trust, Bank of America's Private Wealth Management subsidiary. In this role he gained experience meeting the financial and estate planning needs of ultra-high net worth clients. Thomas' work experiences include interning for the White House Council on Environmental Quality under the Obama Administration in 2009. He also was an intern for the British Council with offices located in the UK mission to the United Nations. He has managerial experience from working as Office Manager/ Program Director for the Environmental Coalition of Miami & the Beaches (ECOMB Inc.).

Thomas was also executive director of a non-profit organization called "Students in the Know," which ran the Bullying Academy program to educate students about bullying and cyber bullying within their school communities. The Bullying Academy was among many small business and non-profit organizations that were nominated in recognition for their leadership, integrity and management skills in the Fort Lauderdale area. At the 2013 Small Business of the Year Awards, the Bullying Academy was presented an award for Outstanding Business Practices & Success by the Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce. The Bullying Academy also was awarded a Change Maker of the year award in 2012, from Ashoka Change Makers during their Activating Empathy International Competition.

License

Bar Number: 116596
Florida, 2015

Education

New York University School of Law J.D., 2013


University of Miami B.B.A., 2010


Florida Probate Law Firm PLLC
Michael Bracchi, Esq.

Michael "Mike" Bracchi was born and raised on Long Island, NY. He obtained his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from St. John's University School of Law in 2002. Michael also obtained a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.), Masters of Science (M.S.) in Business Management and Leadership, and a Bachelors of Science (B.S.) in Pharmacy. He is licensed to practice law in Florida and New York.

Michael's career path initially began as an attorney practicing in the area of intellectual property, business law, and contract law. He went on to expand his legal career, becoming a trained mediator concentrating on contracting and negotiations, and serving as an Arbitrator with the New York City Court, Small Claims Division. During his career, Michael utilized his unique skillset as a healthcare leader with Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, and New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Michael's commitment to helping people through challenging times has led him to practicing probate law, helping grieving families navigate the complex the probate process. Michael is also an Arbitrator with FINRA, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, which handles arbitration cases on behalf of investors against financial brokerage firms.

In November 2020, Michael was elected to the Wilton Manors City Commission.

License

Bar Number: 4102695
New York, 2003

Bar Number: 1022275
Florida, 2020

Education

St. Johns University
B.S. Pharm,

St. Johns University School of Law
J.D.,

The University of Kansas
Pharm D.,

City University of New York
M.S.,

Florida Probate Law Firm PLLC
Michael Bracchi, Esq.

Michael "Mike" Bracchi was born and raised on Long Island, NY. He obtained his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from St. John's University School of Law in 2002. Michael also obtained a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.), Masters of Science (M.S.) in Business Management and Leadership, and a Bachelors of Science (B.S.) in Pharmacy. He is licensed to practice law in Florida and New York.

Michael's career path initially began as an attorney practicing in the area of intellectual property, business law, and contract law. He went on to expand his legal career, becoming a trained mediator concentrating on contracting and negotiations, and serving as an Arbitrator with the New York City Court, Small Claims Division. During his career, Michael utilized his unique skillset as a healthcare leader with Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, and New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Michael's commitment to helping people through challenging times has led him to practicing probate law, helping grieving families navigate the complex the probate process. Michael is also an Arbitrator with FINRA, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, which handles arbitration cases on behalf of investors against financial brokerage firms.

In November 2020, Michael was elected to the Wilton Manors City Commission.

License

Bar Number: 4102695
New York, 2003

Bar Number: 1022275
Florida, 2020

Education

St. Johns University B.S. Pharm,


St. Johns University School of Law J.D.,


The University of Kansas Pharm D.,


City University of New York M.S.,


Firm Overview

Estate Administration
The loss of a loved one can be extremely stressful for the survivors of the deceased. In addition to dealing with the grief that accompanies a loved ones death, there are many things that must be done to settle the decedents estate and to handle the assets owned by the decedent.

The vast majority of people have never heard the word probate before having to deal with the process personally due to the passing of a loved one. The probate process is simply the court proceeding required for transferring property which was owned by the decedent, to the identified beneficiaries of the decedent's estate. The probate process is different in every state, but the typical steps involved include inventorying the estate assets, identifying and handling creditor claims, as well as eventually making distributions to the beneficiaries.

Probate administration and estate administration refer to the same process. Any assets which are owned in the sole name of the decedent, which have no beneficiary designations, must fall into the decedents estate and the only way to transfer or sell estate assets, aka probate assets, is to initiate the appropriate court supervised probate process.

What Is Probate?
Probate is the court process by which your Last Will and Testament will be legally validated after you die, assuming you leave one. However, most people understand probate to be the entire process of settling someones estate after they die. When there is a Will and/or trust which was executed by the decedent prior to death, the estate is referred to as: testate. When there is no Will or estate planning documents to dictate to whom estate assets are to be distributed, the estate is referred to as" intestate. Every state has their own version of an intestacy statute, which stipulate the default rules for how a persons property is to be distributed.

There are three general stages of probate:
1) Validating the Last Will and Testament, or stipulating that there is no Will, and appointing a personal representative (aka executor);
2 Inventorying all of your assets, identifying and settling debts, and filing the necessary taxes forms; and
3) Disbursing the remaining assets to the identified beneficiaries or heirs in accordance with the Last Will and Testament, or with the Florida intestacy statute.

Main Office

Main Office
4800 North Federal Hwy
Suite 106-D
Boca Raton, FL 33431

Phone

(561) 210-5500

Fax

(561) 208-8800

Fees
Office Information
Office Hours

8:30am to 5pm

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Probate

The Florida Probate Firm is equipped to provide affordable and timely probate services for the settling of an estate with property located in any of Florida's sixty-seven counties.

Given that issues with an estate often arise unexpectedly and have to be addressed by relatives who may not be familiar with the Florida area, our associates are available by phone every day of the week including weekends, with the complimentary option of an in-person consultation during non-regular business hours for an additional fee.

We take pride in assisting our clients to the best of our ability, and enjoy providing our services to both the Florida community, and those in the northeast United States that need assistance with property or other issues located in our state.

Our firm can assist with the following probate services:

Estate Administration
Trust Administration
Asset Transfer
Creditor Claims
Estate Tax Return
Estate Planning for Survivors

The Florida Probate Law Firm also provides services for ancillary probate, probate litigation, professional executor agreements, and wrongful death claims. Contact us today at 561-210-5500 for a free 30 minute consultation.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

When you retain our firm, you receive personal, direct assistance from Florida Probate attorneys Thomas R. Walser and Michael A. Bracchi, and you will not just be handed off to junior staff to file and administer your case. Every case has its own complexities, which is why it is important you choose a firm like ours, with years of experience.

We know you are overwhelmed and likely have a lot of questions, and we are here to guide you through the process and to address all of your concerns. You are not just getting a law firm that understands your complex needs, but we will explain how Florida probate laws apply to your case in a way that you can understand.

Unlike other probate law firms, we have a very modern approach in our office: we work on fast timelines and utilize the latest technology and software, so we can push the case forward as fast as the family is willing to sign the paperwork. In addition, there is no need for you to come in to the office or participate in any hearings for a standard probate administration. We handle all aspects of our cases electronically, from sending pleadings for signature, to e-filing with the court.

From handling the initial probate filings to the final asset distributions, our goal is for you to feel more at ease about the probate process and confident with us handling your estate for the best possible results. We will answer any and all of your questions and keep you updated throughout the entire process.

We truly want the best for you and your family!

Florida Probate Law Firm PLLC
Thomas Mendez Walser, Esq.

Thomas was born in Boca Raton, FL and grew up in the south Florida area. He obtained a Bachelors in Business Administration (B.B.A.) in Finance from the University of Miami in 2010, and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the New York University School of Law in 2013, with a concentration in the area of Trust & Estates. Thomas has passed the bar exam in both New York and New Jersey, and his score qualified him to waive into the additional jurisdiction of Washington D.C. He also passed the Florida bar exam in February of 2015.

Thomas previously worked in the wealth strategy department of US Trust, Bank of America's Private Wealth Management subsidiary. In this role he gained experience meeting the financial and estate planning needs of ultra-high net worth clients. Thomas' work experiences include interning for the White House Council on Environmental Quality under the Obama Administration in 2009. He also was an intern for the British Council with offices located in the UK mission to the United Nations. He has managerial experience from working as Office Manager/ Program Director for the Environmental Coalition of Miami & the Beaches (ECOMB Inc.).

Thomas was also executive director of a non-profit organization called "Students in the Know," which ran the Bullying Academy program to educate students about bullying and cyber bullying within their school communities. The Bullying Academy was among many small business and non-profit organizations that were nominated in recognition for their leadership, integrity and management skills in the Fort Lauderdale area. At the 2013 Small Business of the Year Awards, the Bullying Academy was presented an award for Outstanding Business Practices & Success by the Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce. The Bullying Academy also was awarded a Change Maker of the year award in 2012, from Ashoka Change Makers during their Activating Empathy International Competition.

License

Bar Number: 116596
Florida, 2015

Education

New York University School of Law
J.D., 2013

University of Miami
B.B.A., 2010

Florida Probate Law Firm PLLC
Thomas Mendez Walser, Esq.

Thomas was born in Boca Raton, FL and grew up in the south Florida area. He obtained a Bachelors in Business Administration (B.B.A.) in Finance from the University of Miami in 2010, and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the New York University School of Law in 2013, with a concentration in the area of Trust & Estates. Thomas has passed the bar exam in both New York and New Jersey, and his score qualified him to waive into the additional jurisdiction of Washington D.C. He also passed the Florida bar exam in February of 2015.

Thomas previously worked in the wealth strategy department of US Trust, Bank of America's Private Wealth Management subsidiary. In this role he gained experience meeting the financial and estate planning needs of ultra-high net worth clients. Thomas' work experiences include interning for the White House Council on Environmental Quality under the Obama Administration in 2009. He also was an intern for the British Council with offices located in the UK mission to the United Nations. He has managerial experience from working as Office Manager/ Program Director for the Environmental Coalition of Miami & the Beaches (ECOMB Inc.).

Thomas was also executive director of a non-profit organization called "Students in the Know," which ran the Bullying Academy program to educate students about bullying and cyber bullying within their school communities. The Bullying Academy was among many small business and non-profit organizations that were nominated in recognition for their leadership, integrity and management skills in the Fort Lauderdale area. At the 2013 Small Business of the Year Awards, the Bullying Academy was presented an award for Outstanding Business Practices & Success by the Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce. The Bullying Academy also was awarded a Change Maker of the year award in 2012, from Ashoka Change Makers during their Activating Empathy International Competition.

License

Bar Number: 116596
Florida, 2015

Education

New York University School of Law J.D., 2013


University of Miami B.B.A., 2010


Florida Probate Law Firm PLLC
Michael Bracchi, Esq.

Michael "Mike" Bracchi was born and raised on Long Island, NY. He obtained his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from St. John's University School of Law in 2002. Michael also obtained a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.), Masters of Science (M.S.) in Business Management and Leadership, and a Bachelors of Science (B.S.) in Pharmacy. He is licensed to practice law in Florida and New York.

Michael's career path initially began as an attorney practicing in the area of intellectual property, business law, and contract law. He went on to expand his legal career, becoming a trained mediator concentrating on contracting and negotiations, and serving as an Arbitrator with the New York City Court, Small Claims Division. During his career, Michael utilized his unique skillset as a healthcare leader with Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, and New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Michael's commitment to helping people through challenging times has led him to practicing probate law, helping grieving families navigate the complex the probate process. Michael is also an Arbitrator with FINRA, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, which handles arbitration cases on behalf of investors against financial brokerage firms.

In November 2020, Michael was elected to the Wilton Manors City Commission.

License

Bar Number: 4102695
New York, 2003

Bar Number: 1022275
Florida, 2020

Education

St. Johns University
B.S. Pharm,

St. Johns University School of Law
J.D.,

The University of Kansas
Pharm D.,

City University of New York
M.S.,

Florida Probate Law Firm PLLC
Michael Bracchi, Esq.

Michael "Mike" Bracchi was born and raised on Long Island, NY. He obtained his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from St. John's University School of Law in 2002. Michael also obtained a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.), Masters of Science (M.S.) in Business Management and Leadership, and a Bachelors of Science (B.S.) in Pharmacy. He is licensed to practice law in Florida and New York.

Michael's career path initially began as an attorney practicing in the area of intellectual property, business law, and contract law. He went on to expand his legal career, becoming a trained mediator concentrating on contracting and negotiations, and serving as an Arbitrator with the New York City Court, Small Claims Division. During his career, Michael utilized his unique skillset as a healthcare leader with Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, and New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Michael's commitment to helping people through challenging times has led him to practicing probate law, helping grieving families navigate the complex the probate process. Michael is also an Arbitrator with FINRA, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, which handles arbitration cases on behalf of investors against financial brokerage firms.

In November 2020, Michael was elected to the Wilton Manors City Commission.

License

Bar Number: 4102695
New York, 2003

Bar Number: 1022275
Florida, 2020

Education

St. Johns University B.S. Pharm,


St. Johns University School of Law J.D.,


The University of Kansas Pharm D.,


City University of New York M.S.,


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This lawyer is licensed to practice in Florida and has no record of discipline from the Florida bar association. *

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This lawyer is licensed to practice in Florida and has no record of discipline from the Florida bar association. *

* Nolo has confirmed that every member attorney has a valid license and is in good standing with the state agency that licenses lawyers. Any past disbarments and suspensions (with possible exceptions for minor violations or nonpayment of dues, in our discretion) will be indicated accordingly in the badge. Member attorneys are required to notify Nolo immediately if they become the subject of any disciplinary action by any state licensing agency.