Loving means Planning for their Future
You might think that you know who inherits your assets and possessions when you die, but are you sure? What happens to your possessions after you die should matter to you because the people you leave behind – your loved ones – matter to you.
Estate planning is not about protecting yourself. It is about loving others and protecting them, as your final gift to them.
Everyone in the Sunshine State who owns anything worth handing down – money, a house, a car – should have a Florida estate plan, including a will. Our lawyers help families in all parts of the State. How do we do that?
Ask yourself these questions:
What happens to the people who depend on me if I die before them?
Who will get my stuff when I die?
If you have life insurance or a joint bank account with someone, you have part of an estate plan. If you have a will, you still have only a part of an estate plan. If you don't have a will, Florida state law still gives you that part of a plan (leaving your assets to others), but you didn't write the plan and you may not even know what it is.
Your total estate plan is everything together – all of the documents and laws which together control what goes to whom when you die. This includes everything from your will, guardianship for your children, durable power of attorney, and everything in between.
The question then is,
Have you created your own estate plan or will you let others do it for you after you're gone?
Our Pensacola-based law firm has developed several levels of statewide services to help you to create your own estate plan. They range from the simplest of plans, including a bare bones will, to name the guardian of your young children – to much more complicated plans if you are on your second (or later) marriage with substantial "yours, mine and our stuff" and grown children.
Trying to create an estate plan can be confusing. To better serve you, we have provided answers to many common questions about wills and the estate planning process.
Our goal is to help you learn what you need to know in order to tailor your estate plan to best fit your family situation. From a basic will to a blended-family estate plan, find the right plan for you.
Contact our Florida estate attorneys today for a free estimate and to learn how we can help you and your family.