Prepare Your Florida Estate Plan To Protect Your Loved Ones
For over 40 years I've helped thousands of people protect their loved ones.
Proper planning before your death is essential to lessen the burden on your loved ones. While no one wants to think about death or disability, establishing an estate plan is one of the most important steps you can take to protect yourself and your loved ones. Not only does it put you in charge of your finances, but estate planning can also spare your loved ones the expense, delay and frustration associated with managing your affairs when you pass away or become disabled.
With my experience and knowledge of Florida Law I have helped thousands of individuals just like you protect their loved ones and personal property for over 40 years. We will provide solid legal advice and help you plan your estate based on your specific needs.
You can count on us for professional, courteous legal guidance in a comfortable, relaxed environment.
Planning Your Estate:
The Three P’s of Personal Planning – People, Property and Plans
Last Will and Testament
A Last Will and Testament should reflect the decedent’s desire to distribute his/her assets after death. To die without a Last Will and Testament will result in the assets being distributed as set forth by the Statutes of the State of Florida. Important recommendations in regards to your Will include:
Durable Power of Attorney
Once executed, Durable Power of Attorney (DPA) is valid until it is revoked by the person executing the DPA or his/her death, whichever occurs first.
Health Care Surrogate
You should name a family member or a trusted friend who is familiar with your desires as to medical treatment. It is also recommended that an Alternate person be named. The healthcare surrogate is valid until it is revoked or the person who executed the instrument has died
A Living Will is not a Last Will and Testament and does not distribute assets. A Living Will is used if an individual is in a “terminal condition” and desires or does not desire that life extending procedures be used.
Do Not Resuscitate
A Living Will does not act as a “do not resuscitate” order. It is a separate document which should be obtained by a Health Care facility and kept with the individual named in the Do Not Resuscitate Order.
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