A Faith-Based Law Firm

Attorney Jadinah Gustave

Update Your Estate Plan For Peace Of Mind And Ease Of Managing Your Affairs

The state of Florida or Georgia, depending on where you are living when you pass away, has an estate plan for you. The laws of your state spell out how your assets will be distributed if you die intestate (without a will). Does that sound like the kind of legacy that you hope for? Probably not! Thankfully, there is an alternative: an estate plan that you create yourself, specifying what should happen to your property after your life is over.

Most people don’t like to think about their deaths. But if they think about what might happen to their homes, bank accounts and other belongings after they die, they may wish to leave those worldly possessions to family or favorite causes eventually. One problem is that we never know when “someday” is going to come. This is why we advise clients of Secured Legacy Law Firm not to postpone creating an estate plan – even if it’s just a simple will to start with.

Our Attorneys’ View Of Estate Planning

At Secured Legacy Law Firm, our lawyers believe that it is never too early to begin planning for your future. They view estate planning as “the power to speak in life and death.” An estate plan is the only tool that allows you to do so. You have the ability to determine in advance what will happen to your belongings even when you are no longer physically present.

Regardless of whether you expect to give your assets to family friends, a church or another special cause of your preference, exercise the privilege of making your own choices. Why leave this important decision to your state’s legislature?

What Estate Planning Is About, And How We Can Guide You

Estate planning is the process by which an individual or family arranges the transfer of assets in anticipation of death. An estate is all the property, real and personal, owned by an individual prior to distribution through a trust or will. Once you die, whoever you or a judge names as an executor or personal representative will be managing your estate until it is settled.

We can help you get started planning your estate more affordably than you may have imagined. Or, if you already have an estate plan, we can help you update it or build upon it to suit your family and your intentions for your legacy.

Our Estate, Probate And Guardianship Services

Take time to browse the list below of estate planning documents and services that we offer. As soon as you are ready to start working on yours, give us a call for more information about any of the following:

  • Your simple, complex or pour-over will
  • One or more trusts for your business, personal assets or both
  • Special needs trusts to preserve eligibility for supplemental government benefits
  • Powers of attorney
  • Estate planning for blended families involving children from previous relationships of either or both spouses
  • A “living will” or health care directive that can let doctors and others know about your medical care preferences in a time of incapacitation
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (CMIA) waivers to allow your family members or another trusted person access to your medical records
  • Probate of family members’ estates
  • Trust administration
  • Representation in will contests or other estate-related disputes

Our estate planning and probate lawyers can also help you establish a conservatorship or guardianship if that becomes necessary for:

  • A minor child in your family whose parents are unfit, incapacitated or deceased
  • An elderly, infirm or disabled family member
  • Yourself, if you develop dementia or any other form of incapacitation

In addition to individual services listed above, we provide services to employers in conjunction with our business law practice with our Secure-U-Plan. With this service, we help employers give their employees peace of mind with estate planning.

Let’s Talk It Over

You may be young or old, healthy or sick, or rich or poor – estate planning is important for you once you are an adult with any possessions.

To discuss with one of our lawyers your estate plan or a loved one’s probate or trust administration, call 786-744-4105 or email us. We will answer your questions and help you get your testamentary documents in order.