Developing An Estate Plan For You And Those You Love
People in Florida and throughout the U.S. work hard and save diligently, yet more than half of all adults report they do not have a will or other estate planning documents in place. An estate plan is for you as much as it’s for those you love. If you die without a will, your assets will be distributed according to the Florida intestate laws, which may not reflect your wishes.
If you have loved ones and any assets at all, it is important to have a comprehensive estate plan. At Vollrath Law, we help residents of central Florida protect their assets and provide for those they love in the event of their death. A basic estate plan consists of:
- A last will and testament that explains how you want your assets to be distributed upon your death
- A durable power of attorney that designates someone to handle your financial affairs
- A health care surrogate who will make decisions regarding your care if you become incapacitated or otherwise unable to make decisions for yourself
- A living will that explains your wishes regarding end-of-life measures that you want to be taken
Estate Plans Provide Peace Of Mind
Our objective in estate planning is to provide our clients with the peace of mind that comes with knowing their assets will be handled in the manner they wish when they die. When structured properly, an estate plan also ensures that the transfer of assets happens as cost-effectively and efficiently as possible.
More complex estates may require the use of trusts to control how or when assets are distributed, minimize taxes, create a charitable contribution plan or accomplish some other goal.
Attorneys Who Take The Time To Understand Your Unique Needs
Your estate plan should reflect your life and your goals. We will take the time to really get to know you and your situation so we can tailor your estate plan to the unique aspects of your life. A cookie-cutter approach to estate planning will not provide the results you want.
Call 407-900-0464 or use our online contact form to schedule a free consultation. We will review your situation, answer your questions and recommend an effective strategy that achieves your estate planning objectives.