Estate Planning Attorney
Estate planning is a broad term that includes a number of different preparations which allow you to make arrangements for how your estate will be handled after you pass. This process can be confusing and daunting, but it can prevent so many hassles and headaches down the road. If you have questions about how an estate plan can help you, or which elements to include, we would be happy to guide you through the process.
Our legal team understands Florida’s complicated probate and estate laws, and we also know how difficult end-of-life planning can be. Our breadth and depth of knowledge mean your estate will be expertly handled every step of the way, and our flat-fee pricing system means you can reach out with questions, concerns, or requests knowing you won’t be charged extra.
The Benefits of Estate Planning
No one likes to feel as though they’ve lost control of important parts of their life, and there are few things more important than taking care of yourself and your loved ones. That’s why creating an estate plan is crucial to your peace of mind. With an effective estate plan, you can stipulate conditions for your beneficiaries, designate the executor of your will, determine who will act as your agent for health care decisions, and even avoid probate. atCause Law Office has a team of compassionate and knowledgeable legal professionals who can help ensure you maintain control of your estate.
Key Elements of an Estate Plan
You’re likely familiar with elements such as wills and trusts. These are commonly included in estate plans and for good reason. Whether you want to leave a portion of your estate to a nonprofit organization, take care of young grandchildren by establishing a trust, make sure that centuries-old family heirlooms get passed to the most responsible family member, or just avoid probate, you want to be sure that there are no questions about how your estate should be handled.
You may also want to implement a power of attorney, which designates someone you trust to act as your agent. The terms of a general power of attorney can vary depending on your current or anticipated needs, and the acts your agent is allowed to perform for you must be stipulated in the document. With over 40 years of experience, our estate planning attorneys know the ins and outs of legal documents and precise language.
You can also designate different people to make specific types of decisions on your behalf. Advance healthcare directives limit an agent’s decisions to medical and healthcare-related issues. Creating a medical power of attorney, known as a designation of health care surrogate, a living will, or another type of healthcare directive allows you to have a certain level of control over your medical care. We can help you determine which type of advance healthcare directive is the best for you.
atCause Law Office has the expertise to advise you on every aspect of your estate plan, so contact us today at 727-477-2255.