Estate Planning & Probate

Estate Planning

Half of Americans with Kids Will Die Without a Will. source

Taking measures to “get your affairs in order” in anticipation of death is an unpleasant but necessary evil. We will all depart from this earth at some point, but very few of us will actually be prepared for departure. By developing an Estate Plan, you can provide family members and friends who are left behind a “road map” specifically designed by YOU. In the absence of a Last Will and Testament, the disposition of your assets will be determined by state law. Why should the State of Florida determine who gets your “stuff”? Make your intent clear to loved ones by having a Will.

Estate planning involves more than writing your Last Will and Testament. In the event that you become incapacitated and unable to make your own healthcare decisions, our estate planning documents will provide clear direction for your loved-ones by telling them which, if any, forms of life-preserving measures are acceptable to you.

Estate planning serves yet another purpose, it can protect assets from creditors and minimize expenses associated with the administration of your estate during probate proceedings.

Don’t put the task of writing your will off for tomorrow. The future is unknown but you can control where your assets go after you die. More importantly, you can minimize the stress and conflict that inevitably follows loss. Make your estate planning decisions known today and avoid someone else having to make them for you tomorrow. Attorney O’Connor will formulate an estate plan that address your particular needs and circumstances.

Probate Proceedings

The loss of a loved-one or family member can be devastating. Attorney O’Connor has over eight years of experience in the administration of Estates. She will assist you in navigating the Probate process, and putting closure on the business end of your loss. Whether you have been identified as Beneficiary or appointed Personal Representative in probate proceedings, Attorney O’Connor will provide advice and counsel to keep you informed of your rights and responsibilities.

So, whether you’re dealing with the loss of a family member/loved-one, or would like to “get your affairs in order,” in anticipation of your earthly departure, Attorney O’Connor can assist.

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