Only an attorney who regularly practices in the fields of wills, trusts and estate planning is able to provide you with sound legal advice as you put your estate plan into place.

Often the expense incurred in retaining an attorney to prepare and help you put an estate plan into place is worth hundreds of times what you and your family would pay with no planning or poor planning. It would also avoid the financial and emotional nightmares that can occur with a poorly drafted (or improper) plan.

To own and manage your property, in a similar manner to a trust, but allowing additional tax planning techniques to be employed. Family limited partnerships are generally used for those who have large estates and who face potential heavy federal and state taxes, death, and inheritance taxes. A document appointing a health care surrogate and giving instructions to health care providers about the person’s wishes during the final stages of an illness, generally instructing providers not to interfere with the process of dying by using machines or other heroic measures to delay the natural course of a terminal illness. A legal instrument whereby one appoints and empowers another person as agent to deal with one’s property and personal and legal affairs. It remains effective even after the maker becomes incapacitated. Florida law authorizes both immediate and springing durable powers of attorney.

While each situation is different, an attorney who regularly practices in the field of wills, trusts, probate and estate planning is able to provide you with sound legal advice as you put your estate plan into place. Of equal importance is the need to annually review our clients’ estate plans and asset protection strategies to account for changes in law or the acquisition or disposition of assets. The costs of failing to periodically review and update are typically greater than the costs of keeping your estate plan and asset protection strategies current.

Don’t delay planning for your future and the future of your family. Please feel free to contact our office if you or a family member would like legal assistance to create a will, trust and other estate planning documents that are tailored for your needs, and would like to set a consultation to have your situation evaluated.

For client convenience, flexible scheduling is available including day, evening and weekend appointments. Home and hospital visits are also available. We look forward to assisting you with your estate planning needs