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The legal team at Pollack Pollack & Kogan can assist surviving family members and beneficiaries of a decedent’s will in the recovery of assets. Under Florida law, all the decedent’s existing assets must be placed in a probate trust until all creditor claims have been settled. At that point, remaining assets will be distributed as indicated in the will.

However, in some situations, not all assets may be immediately accessible. Examples of such circumstances include:

  • Cases where the decedent loaned another party money or other valuables, which were not repaid prior to their death
  • Cases where the decedent kept assets in a location inaccessible to anyone but them, such as safe deposit boxes and solely owned bank or brokerage accounts
  • Pensions, death benefits, and life insurance policies

Our attorneys can help family members and beneficiaries search for and recover these types of assets so they can be forwarded to the probate trust account. Subpoenas may be issued to banks, brokerages, and other financial institutions to ensure that all existing assets are duly reported and recovered for legal distribution to creditors and/or beneficiaries.

Without the help of an attorney, it can be very difficult or even impossible for surviving family members to recover such assets, despite their legal entitlement to do so. If you have lost a loved one and you’re in such a situation, the experienced legal team at Pollack Pollack & Kogan is here to provide you with the assistance you need. To discuss the particulars of your case, contact Pollack Pollack & Kogan by email at, or call 305-373-9676.