DAVID A. SILVERSTONE

 

FLORIDA PROBATE AND ESTATES LAWYER.

HERE FOR YOU.

David A. Silverstone is an attorney/lawyer located in South Florida (Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach County, Florida) and has been a South Florida attorney since 1990.  

David A. Silverstone primarily handles probate administration and probate/trust litigation court cases in Broward County, Miami-Dade County, and Palm Beach County, although he files non-contested probate estates in all Florida counties.

Attorney Silverstone will honestly advise you as to the strengths and weaknesses of your legal matter, and will assist you in deciding the best way to pursue it going forward.  He will tell you if a matter is not within his area of expertise, and will refer you to a lawyer better able to help you. 

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“David is very professional and would be an asset to solve your legal problems.”

Leah Mayersohn

“…concise, insightful, and well-grounded in the law.

Duke Drouillard

“David really saved the day for us. I had been working with another attorney and the case was stuck in probate court. David took over and moved everything along, resulting in a timely resolution. David is great to work with, responsive, communicates clearly and cares a lot. I highly recommend David!”

Debra M.

Best attorney in south Florida for all of your legal needs. I’m extremely appreciative of Mr. Silverstone for sorting out my legal troubles as if they were his own quickly and efficiently and for a VERY reasonable fee.

Anonymous

Did you know?

Probate is a court proceeding in which a judge enters an order (or orders) which transfer title to a deceased person’s property to the beneficiaries named in their will (or, if no will, to those named in the intestacy laws).

For example, if a person dies owning a savings account in her name, that person’s heirs will not be able to get at that money until the probate is opened, and the judge enters the proper orders. Likewise, if a person dies owning a house, the house cannot be sold, or passed on to the beneficiaries, until a probate is opened, and a judge enters the proper orders.

What is “probate” and why is it necessary?

The procedure of probate actually involves much more than simply passing assets on to beneficiaries. In all probate proceedings,

  • Debts of the deceased person must be paid from the assets of the probate estate.
  • There is a whole procedure for giving notice to creditors of the decedent, which much be done in every probate.
  • There are income taxes of the deceased which may need to be paid.
  • There may be real property to be sold.
  • In larger estates there may be a Federal Estate Tax to be paid.
  • Further, in larger estates the services of an accountant may be necessary to handle tax issues.
  • Even a small probate can take six month to complete.