Our Florida estate planning team goes far beyond drafting last wills and testaments. We also create revocable and irrevocable trusts, help you get through probate, create protected funds for special needs family members, minimize estate and gift taxes, and counsel you on making smart financial decisions.
Estate planning is the process of putting together a legal plan that will protect you, your loved ones, and your assets if you are incapacitated or you pass away. We work with each of our clients to create a customized estate plan that suits your individual needs. We can draft your last will and testament, create revocable and irrevocable trusts to protect your assets, create health care directives in case of serious injury, and name guardians to raise your children if you are unable to do so. Discover more about protecting your family through thorough estate planning here.
Parents want the best possible lives for their children, even if they are not around to provide for them. However, Florida law has many restrictions on when children can inherit, as well as when parents are allowed to retain control of money and assets in the child’s best interests. Find out how to choose the right legal guardian for your minor children and family members with special needs here.
When a person passes away, his or her affairs must be settled to allow loved ones to move on with their lives. In a process called probate, a deceased person’s property and monies are held by a local court, allowing any outstanding debts to be paid before the rest of the estate is passed on to beneficiaries. We can make a referral for post-death administration for your loved one’s estates and affairs and expeditiously work to keep the probate process as short and simple as possible.
Parents with special needs children must deal with complex issues during the estate planning process. While all children can legally inherit property after they turn 18, children with special needs may not be able to deal with financial matters on their own—and a large inheritance can cut them off from public benefits. Find out how our firm can guide parents through special needs planning to find a solution that works for their families.