Helping Families Create Strong Estate Plans
An estate plan will provide many benefits to your loved ones. First, your estate plan will help you distribute your assets in the way you see fit. Your estate plan can also help you protect the assets you have earned over the course of your life. In addition, an estate plan can clarify your wishes if you become disabled or incapacitated. The best way to accomplish these goals is by working closely with knowledgeable, experienced lawyers. At Douglas & Hedstrom, P.A., our law firm helps families across the area develop effective estate planning strategies.
Our attorneys have exceptional estate planning knowledge. Our law firm is a member of the Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar Association. We also recognize that building strong client relationships is key to our success. Our lawyers and staff provide our clients with the personal attention they need. By doing so, we can customize your estate plan exactly to your needs.
If you have been named the personal representative (also known as executor or administrator) of a loved one's estate, we can help you perform the many duties associated with this role.
Creating Trusts To Minimize The Impact Of Probate
One of the biggest concerns people have about estate planning is dealing with the probate process. Probate is costly and time-consuming. There are, however, strategies that can help you bypass the probate process. A trust is one of the most effective ways to help your family avoid probate. Any assets placed in a trust do not have to go through the probate process. As a result, your loved ones will have access to these assets quickly.
We prepare all kinds of trusts, such as living revocable trusts and irrevocable life insurance trusts. When appropriate, we will also help you prepare your last will and testament and advance directives. Every step we take in the estate planning process will be geared toward protecting your assets and achieving your goals.
Planning For End-Of-Life Issues
Another major concern associated with estate planning involves end-of-life planning. We also help families create advance health care directives, living wills, health care surrogates and other documents to make certain that our clients' wishes are carried out. By planning now, you can help avoid disagreements between your loved ones.
Get Started On Your Estate Plan Today
Call 800-369-6657 to set up your free initial consultation. We can meet with you at your home if you cannot travel to us.