ESTATE PLANNING

Lawyer in Orlando, Florida

Estate Planning Lawyer in Orlando, Florida 

It is never too early to start estate planning in Orlando, Florida. Legal Counsel, P.A. employs an estate planning attorney who can help you with all your estate planning needs, from helping you draft your Last Will and Testament to establishing a trust that will make your wishes known while preserving your legacy for the next generation. Modern estate planning is so much more than passing on your assets to the next generation. With the help of our estate planning lawyer, at Legal Counsel, PA in Orlando, Florida, you can structure your estate so that the probate process goes more smoothly, structure your trusts to enjoy tax benefits while avoiding probate, and structure the language of your trusts so that you can have more direct control over how your legacy and assets are passed on to the next generation. This is just the beginning with estate planning. A thorough estate plan should include provisions for what would happen should you become unable to make financial decisions for your estate. A power of attorney can ensure that someone you trust will be managing your affairs. If you are making end-of-life plans, living wills and health care directives can make your wishes known about the kind of medical care you’d like to receive. Legal Counsel, P.A. employs an estate planning lawyer in Orlando, Florida who can help with:

  • Last Will and Testaments
  • Trusts
  • Power of Attorneys
  • Health Care Directives
  • Living Wills

Every family’s estate planning needs will be unique. Don’t rely on templates that may not address all your needs. Contact Legal Counsel, P.A. and consult with our estate planning attorney in Orlando, Florida today. Have questions? We have answers. Contact Legal Counsel, P.A. today at 407-982-4321.

Last Will and Testament 

The Last Will and Testament is the foundation of any estate plan. Even if you plan to establish a trust to pass on most of your assets, there are some assets that may not be covered under a trust. Your Last Will and Testament is a document that outlines your wishes regarding how you want your property and assets distributed to your heirs and beneficiaries. Your will should include specific information about your beneficiaries and list your assets in detail, while also clearly outlining which beneficiaries will get what. However, this is just the beginning. You will need to appoint an executor or personal representative to manage your estate, carry out the terms articulated in the Will and assist the estate if the estate goes through probate. Some individuals appoint a trusted family member, while others appoint their estate planning lawyer to manage the probate process. If you have minor children, you’ll also want to specify a person who will be their guardian, and if you have pets, you’ll want to specify a trusted person to care for your animals. A properly written Last Will and Testament can make the probate process easier for your family and loved ones when you pass away. Legal Counsel, P.A. employs an estate planning lawyer who can help you draft a will that clearly makes your wishes known and can trouble shoot for possible issues so that your will won’t likely be contested when you pass away. Have questions? We have answers. Contact Legal Counsel, P.A. today at 407-982-4321.

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Trusts 

Trusts are estate planning legal structures that can allow you to pass assets and property more quickly to your family and loved ones. With a trust, the assets and property transfer directly to your heirs and beneficiaries upon your death. This means that these assets and property won’t need to go through probate. Many families use trusts to pass on their wealth because of the privacy and ease that a trust affords. A trust can also permit you to more easily specify how and when you want assets passed on to your loved ones. For example, if you don’t want your children to receive all your assets, money, and property all at once, your trust can specify distribution dates and structures to control when and how your loved ones inherit your legacy. A trust can also confer certain tax benefits. While trusts come with many benefits, they can also be more costly than a will. Legal Counsel, P.A. employs an estate planning attorney in Orlando, Florida who can review your situation and help you determine whether a trust, a Last Will and Testament, or a combination of the two are best for your estate planning needs. Have questions? We have answers. Contact Legal Counsel, P.A. today at 407-982-4321.

Power of Attorney 

One crucial aspect of end of life planning is the creation of a power of attorney. A power of attorney appoints a trusted person to manage your financial affairs should you become too ill to manage these affairs yourself. When planning your estate, it is often wise to put a power of attorney in place in addition to drafting a will and establishing trusts (if appropriate). Even if you aren’t making end-of-life plans, a power of attorney can protect you should you become suddenly ill and unable to make decisions for yourself. Getting a power of attorney for a family member when one hasn’t already been put in place can be challenging. Protect your rights and your family’s rights by drafting a power of attorney with the assistance of our estate planning lawyer at Legal Counsel, P.A. in Orlando, Florida.

Health Care Directives 

In addition to considering how your assets will be distributed when you pass away, any sound end-of-life plan should also include a health care directive. This document specifies to your family members and to doctors what your wishes are with regards to the end-of-life health care you’d like to receive. If you become so ill that you cannot make decisions for yourself, a health care directive can make these wishes clear. A health care directive can also appoint a trusted family member or individual to make decisions on your behalf should you become too ill to make these choices yourself. This person is known as your proxy. Your health care directive should include details like:

  • Your wishes regarding who you would want making medical decisions on your behalf should you become too ill to make them yourself (appointing a proxy).
  • Your wishes regarding CPR and resuscitation should your heart or breathing stop.
  • Your wishes regarding life support.
  • Your wishes regarding pain management.
  • Your wishes regarding organ and tissue donation.

A living will is a set of instructions that tells your loved ones, doctors, and family members what your wishes are regarding your medical treatment should you become too ill to make these choices yourself. While a health care directive appoints a person to make choices for you and specifies what choices you want made, a living will, while not appointing specific people to make choices, is a set of instructions for the kind of medical care you’d like to receive. When it comes to end-of-life planning, it may be wise to have both a living will and a health care directive in place. Contact Legal Counsel, P.A. and our estate planning lawyer in Orlando, Florida can assist you. Have questions? We have answers. Contact Legal Counsel, P.A. today at 407-982-4321.

Living Will 

When it comes to end-of-life planning, the details matter. Give your family the peace of mind and ease of knowing what your wishes are regarding your medical care with a living will and health care directive. Honor your legacy and pass on your assets and property with peace of mind by using the best structure to transfer assets to beneficiaries. Plan ahead for the unexpected with a power of attorney that appoints a trusted individual to manage your estate and affairs should you become too ill to do so yourself. Legal Counsel, P.A. employs an estate planning lawyer in Orlando, Florida who can help you with your end-of-life planning needs. Have questions? We have answers. Contact Legal Counsel, P.A. today at 407-982-4321.

Trust Your End-of-Life Planning to Legal Counsel, PA 

When it comes to end-of-life planning, the details matter. Give your family the peace of mind and ease of knowing what your wishes are regarding your medical care with a living will and health care directive. Honor your legacy and pass on your assets and property with peace of mind by using the best structure to transfer assets to beneficiaries. Plan ahead for the unexpected with a power of attorney that appoints a trusted individual to manage your estate and affairs should you become too ill to do so yourself. Legal Counsel, PA is an estate planning lawyer in Orlando, Florida who can help you with your end-of-life planning needs.

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Legal Counsel P.A. is a Central Florida based law firm providing legal services to both individuals and business throughout the State of Florida. Have questions? We have answers. Contact Legal Counsel, P.A. today at (407) 982-4321.

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  • Main Office

    13330 W. Colonial Drive, #110 Winter Garden, FL 34787

  • Orlando Office

    189 S. Orange Avenue, Ste. 1800 Orlando, FL 32801 (by appointment only)

  • Phone

    407.982.4321

  • Orlando Phone

    407.395.2653

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    407.982.2587