Lake Wales Estate Planning Lawyers
40+ Years of Experience for Clients in Central Florida
After spending a lifetime earning a living, collecting assets, and building a family legacy, it is important to plan ahead so that you can protect what you have worked so hard to achieve. Through effective estate planning, you – and not the state of Florida – can determine how to administer your estate.
At Weaver Loveless Law, our Lake Wales estate planning attorneys have been providing comprehensive services to clients for more than 40 years. We welcome the opportunity to hear your family’s story and give you the tools you need to protect yourself and your family. With proper planning, you will gain peace of mind knowing that your wishes will be honored no matter what the future may hold.
Our Estate Planning Services
Estate planning involves various tools and documents designed to address a wide variety of need and concerns related to your estate, end-of-life care, and more. While it is not always pleasant to think about these matters, you will want to have plans in place so that your family members and other beneficiaries know what to do in the event of your incapacitation or death.
Our firm can help you take advantage of estate planning tools including:
- Wills: Determine how your assets will be distributed, create trusts for children and grandchildren, and appoint guardians for minor children in a valid last will and testament.
- Trusts: Work with one of our experienced attorneys to avoid substantial estate taxes by creating a marital deduction trust or a charitable remainder trust. You can also protect assets and government benefit eligibility through a special needs trust.
- Living wills: States in precise and technical language that you do not wish your life to be artificially prolonged if you are in a terminal state or an advanced Alzheimer’s condition.
- Durable power of attorney: Appoints an individual to make decisions regarding your finances and daily needs in the event that you become incapacitated or unable to handle your personal affairs. If a durable power of attorney is not created before incapacitation, the expense of guardianship may be necessary.
- Healthcare power of attorney: Appoints an individual agent (“the surrogate”) to make decisions regarding your healthcare should you become incapacitated or unable to make those decisions on your own. In addition, create a “durable” healthcare power of attorney to allow your surrogate to act immediately or while you still have capacity.
We can also help ensure that the administration of your estate is correctly handled in the event of your passing and we offer representation in disputes over wills.
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