Understanding Probate

In Florida, there are two primary kinds of probate proceedings.

Probate cases involve the handling of a loved one’s assets after he or she passes away. In Florida, there are two primary kinds of probate proceedings. They include summary probates, which is a quicker process for smaller estates. And formal probates, which are more involved and require the use of a personal representative. Summary probates … Read more

Wills versus Trusts — A Primer

Summary Probates Offer a Much Faster Alternative

Many people come to our office with questions about whether they should have a will versus a trust. It’s important to know the distinctions between them. The biggest difference is based on when they take effect: wills do not become effective until the person who wrote the will (commonly called the testator) has passed away. … Read more

Probate & Estate Planning: Handling the Estate of a Loved One

One of the most difficult challenges many people face is handling the estate of a loved one. Losing someone is hard enough.  Having to handle his or her estate should not add to that loss. There are many things people can do in advance that will speed up the transfer of that person’s assets to … Read more

Jonathan P. Culver, PA Announces New Website Launch

Jonathan P. Culver Law Firm, with offices in Gainesville and Ocala, Florida is proud to debut our new website.

Jonathan P. Culver Law Firm, with offices in Gainesville and Ocala, Florida is proud to debut our new website. We worked with a local digital agency to provide a clean, mobile-friendly user experience for our clients and visitors alike and are very pleased with the results. We’re excited about the new look and features and … Read more