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Probate and Estate Planning Since 1987

Tampa Beneficiary Rights Lawyers

Experienced Florida Probate Oversight Lawyers

If you have been named as a beneficiary in the will of someone who has died, you may need legal representation in order to effectively protect your rights during the probate process. Even if there are no current disputes about the will, it may be in your interests to contact a lawyer.

At Yates & Taylor, P.A., our experienced Tampa beneficiary rights attorneys provide individualized attention and skilled guidance to probate beneficiaries. Our lead attorney, Carla B. Yates, has been practicing Florida probate law for over 20 years.

Representing You During the Administration of the Estate

In a probate case, the personal representative — someone named in the deceased person’s will or appointed by the court — is essentially in charge of the process. However, beneficiaries have several key oversight rights. Our firm can take the following steps to protect your rights:

  • File required notices with the probate court
  • Review all the paperwork to ensure that everything is in order
  • Advocate for your interests vis-à-vis other beneficiaries and creditors
  • Initiate probate litigation if necessary

Attorney Carla B. Yates is experienced as a court-appointed fiduciary in contested probate cases, reflecting the trust and esteem she has earned for her ability to calmly and diligently address complex issues involving competing interests.

Contact Us to Discuss Protecting Your Inheritance

If you are concerned about ensuring that you receive the inheritance you are entitled to under a will, we encourage you to call us at 813-463-8744 or 888-450-2930 or send us an e-mail to schedule a consultation with an experienced Florida probate attorney.


We assist clients with estate planning by preparing wills and trusts with the goal of establishing an orderly plan for the distribution of assets – during the client’s life and following the client’s death – according to the client’s wishes.

— Carla B. Yates