James L. Richard, P.A.

James L. Richard, P.A.

Since 1982, this firm has provided quality legal services in central Florida, including Ocala, The Villages, Marion County and surrounding areas.

Firm Overview

We offer free consultations to persons interested in probate services and estate planning, including wills, durable power of attorney, medical power of attorney, and living wills.

Office Hours
Contact our office to arrange for a consultation. Our office hours are Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. We also try to make ourselves available to our clients whenever they need us.
Main Office
Main Office
808 SE Fort King St.
Ocala  FL  34471
  • 352-369-1300
Estate Planning
Administering or handling an estate can be a detailed and sometimes complex process that can be overwhelming for first time personal representatives.
There are a number of responsibilities a personal representative must fulfill throughout the administration process. Depending on the size of the estate and the type of assets involved, the services of an experienced lawyer to help you through the process is a crucial element of effective estate administration.

At this law firm, Mr. Richard is able to assist the family members of a decedent in all aspects of the probate process. He can assist clients in and throughout Central Florida as well as clients from other states whose loved ones have died in Florida.

If you have been named personal representative (in some states known as an executor or executrix) of a will, you have many fiduciary duties, some of which you may not be aware.

We represent clients throughout the probate and estate administration process. We help clients through what can initially seem like a confusing and complicated process.

If you have been appointed executor or personal representative of a will, please call to learn how we can help. We give clients honest assessments of what to expect regarding administrative expenses, including attorney's fees.

Helping You Through a Complex Process
Our firm responds to our clients' needs. We understand that many persons named to serve as personal representative or executor have never been through this process before and that, in most cases, the deceased is a loved one. The combination of dealing with the grief of your loss and dealing with unfamiliar legal issues can often be too much to bear. When you hire our firm, we will be there with you at every step, providing sound advice and working to ensure that the entire process goes smoothly.

Among the probate administration services we provide are:
-Filing and presenting the will
-Assisting in gathering assets and preparing the inventory
-Notifying all known and reasonably ascertainable creditors of the estate
-Assisting the personal representative in paying the debts of the estate
-Pursuing any judgments or outstanding accounts receivable that are owed to the estate
-Defending against unfounded claims against the estate
-Assisting with distributing remaining assets to heirs and others who are entitled to distributions
-Advising the personal representative about preparing income and estate tax returns

We have extensive experience in probate administration matters. We are committed to helping you through the entire process and work to resolve your case in the most expedient and cost-effective manner possible.

James Richard