Central Florida's Trusted Probate, Estate,
Will & Trust Attorney
The right attorney understands more than the law. The right attorney understands how the law affects and impacts your case, your life, and your financial interests. When you need a probate and trust attorney, choose Jerry B. Wells, PL Attorney and Counselor at Law.
Jerry B. Wells has spent over 43 years in Florida courts protecting his clients' rights and both their financial and personal interests. His reputation as a probate and estate attorney practicing in Daytona Beach, northeastern and Central Florida is unsurpassed. Jerry B. Wells' experience handling estate and trust matters can help you solve your legal issues from the most basic to the most complex, whether those issues involve wills, probate, guardianship, or trust matters including Florida inheritance disputes. He also handles real estate and wrongful death cases in Central Florida.
Probate and Trust Administration and Litigation
As one of the most experienced will and probate attorneys in Daytona Beach, Jerry B. Wells represents individuals as well as corporate trustees, personal representatives, and beneficiaries regarding the administration and transfer of assets involved in estates, probate, and trusts. He can handle a variety of litigation matters related to will and trust administration and litigation:
- Will contests and disputes
- Estate administrations
- Will and probate litigation
- Legal wills
- Ancillary administrations
- Trust contests
- Trust administrations
- Trust litigation
- Estate tax determinations
- Establishing guardianships
- Contested guardianships
- Removal of personal representatives
- Removal of trustee
- Misuse of powers of attorney
- Stolen funds
- Inheritance tax determinations
- Failure to account
If you are a beneficiary of a will or trust and someone has caused the will or trust to be amended or changed in such a way that your share has been greatly reduced or removed altogether, then you may need to file a will or trust contest.
Most lawyers want to be paid hourly in probate and trust litigation cases. We see things differently. Our will and trust contests are done on a contingent fee based on the size of the estate or trust and facts of the specific case. The amount of the contingent fee is usually between 33-1/3% and 50%. The amount is set in a fee agreement between Attorney Jerry B. Wells and the clients and is paid when the will or trust contest is settled or won. Attorney Jerry B. Wells has now handled over 82 will and trust contests, and most of them were taken on a contingent-fee basis.
Often, we run across a common situation that involves the death of a person who lived in a state other than Florida but whose assets include real property in Florida. When this happens, land must be probated in the location, usually the county, where it exists. The decendent's main or domiciliary estate is usually handled where the person died. However, if there is real estate in Florida that belonged to the decendents, whether it be a house, a condominium, or even raw land, that Florida real estate must go through probate in the particular county in which it is located. This Florida Probate proceeding is an ancillary administration.
Our office receives calls to handle ancillary administrations on a regular basis. We have handled literally hundreds of these cases, and we are continually glad to do so. It is simply one of the things we have always done.
Residential and Commercial Real Estate Attorney
It is almost impossible to handle a will or trust contest, or complete an estate or trust administration without needing to sell or distribute residential or commercial real estate. Throughout his career of law practice, Jerry B. Wells has written over a billion dollars of title insurance in residential and commercial closings.
In addition to matters of will and trust contests, will and trust administration, and complex probate litigation, we can assist homeowners, investors, corporations, and businesses complete residential and commercial real estate transactions. Real estate issues often arise in probate and trust matters.
Seek an Experienced Will and Trust Lawyer
The administration of trusts and probating of wills is serious, requiring the skilled hand of an experienced lawyer. It may seem like an arduous task, but you do not want to find yourself administering a trust or involved in probating a will without legal guidance. If you find yourself involved in a legal issue, contact us to learn more about how Jerry B. Wells can help you.