Estate Planning

Estate Planning is the process of preparing documents and deeds to ensure that your wishes are carried out in the event of your death or incapacity. SmithLaw has attorneys to prepare your estate planning documents and to advise you throughout the process, with knowledge of issues specifically applicable to Florida residents and business owners.

 

Estate documents include:

  • Florida Wills

  • Living Wills

  • Florida Trusts

  • Powers of Attorney

  • Health Care Surrogate Designations

  • HIPAA Releases

  • Wealth Preservation Planning Documents

  • Asset Protection Documents

  • Educational Trusts and Family Trusts

  • Premarital and Post-Marital Agreements

  • Business and Succession Planning Documents

  • Trustee Deeds, Property Assignments, and Bills of Sale

Ideally, your estate plan will protect, conserve, and distribute your assets for the benefit of loved ones and/or charities when the time comes. SmithLaw will assist you in preparing estate planning documents with consideration of tax consequences, asset protection strategies, and probate laws. We can also assist you in preparing documentation which will appropriately manage the use of your assets for your care in the event you become incapacitated during your lifetime.

Our goal is to assist you in implementing strategies to ensure your wishes are honored and your beneficiaries are provided for, at the lowest possible administrative and legal costs.