Florida Estate Planning Attorney

Probate | Estate Planning | Elder Law



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Florida Estate Planning Attorney

Probate | Estate Planning | Elder Law



request a consultation

Florida Estate Planning Attorney

Probate | Estate Planning | Elder Law



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Florida Estate Planning. Estate Planning is important for everyone regardless of their estate size or what stage of their life they are in.  Simply put: estate planning is the process of planning ahead for the management or distribution of your assets should you become incapacitated or die.  Our Florida estate planning attorney can assist in creating an estate plan that accomplishes your unique goals.  Click here to get started –  We now offer Virtual Estate Planning.

Florida Probate Law.  Florida probate is the legal process one goes through when someone passes away and administration of their estate is needed.  During this time, the last thing you want to think about is dealing with the legalities of administering their estate.  If you have lost someone and are in need of an experienced Florida Probate Attorney, we can help.  We provide assistance with Florida Probate matters throughout the entire state – it does not matter what county the case arises from.  We can handle the entire probate matter virtually, from start to finish.

The Legacy Law Firm is a law firm based in South Florida with offices in Plantation and Coral Springs.

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PROBATE | ESTATE PLANNING | ELDER LAW

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“My personal experiences have fueled my desire to help as many people as I can - that is my purpose.“

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You do.  The future is unforeseen and the best way to ensure your wishes will be honored is to take the time to plan ahead. Your age or wealth should not be the deciding factor when it comes to creating an estate plan.  Instead, focus on what your goal is and meet with an attorney to learn how you can accomplish it through a comprehensive estate plan. Perhaps you are concerned about your minor child, entering your retirement years, are recently divorced or married, recovering from an illness or building your wealth – estate planning is beneficial for everyone.

Probate is the legal process of administering a deceased individual’s estate. The probate process is designed to wrap up the decedent’s affairs after satisfying any outstanding debts.  If a valid Last Will & Testament exists then the court will administer the estate assets in accordance with the wills’ terms. If the individual passed away without a valid will then Florida law will determine who is entitled to receive the estate assets. This process is public and can be both costly and time consuming.

Probate can be avoided through proper planning that is completed during your lifetime.  Utilizing a Revocable Trust, naming proper beneficiaries on qualified accounts, and owning certain property jointly are some ways in which the probate court can be avoided.  If probate avoidance is one of your goals then schedule a strategy session with our firm today to further discuss your options.

The cost of probate is determined by evaluating the specifics of each case.  Some factors that contribute to the cost of probate include the overall value of the estate assets and the complexity of the case at hand.  It is best to have an attorney evaluate your specific case in order to provide a proper quote.  If you feel as though you may have a probate matter and need assistance, please send us more information on your potential case using our Free Case Evaluation Form below.

The value of the estate, the case specifics and even the county where the individual passed away affect the duration of a probate case. It is best to have an attorney review your specific case. Please send us more information on your potential case using our Free Case Evaluation Form below.

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