Estate Planning Attorneys in Jacksonville, Fl.
We believe the proper definition of estate planning is to control your assets while you are alive, protect your assets for the benefit of your family and loved ones, provide for the management of your assets and your own personal care in the event of an incapacity, and to see that upon death your assets pass to the people you want to receive them, in the manner that you want, at the time you want, with the least possible cost for Federal or Florida estate taxes and professional fees for probate attorneys and lawyers, and other professionals. The mission of the Jacksonville estate planning attorneys at The Coleman Law Firm when planning an estate is to strive for our clients to achieve their estate planning goals and objectives consistent with that definition of estate planning.
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Our process for planning an estate begins with an examination of your needs for advance directives that are appropriate for your circumstances. Advance directives include Florida durable powers of attorney, designations of health care powers (health care power of attorney), declaration of preneed guardians, and Florida living wills. We’ll explain the difference between a living will and a living trust and the differences between a basic will, a complex will with testamentary trusts, or a living trust, as the basis for planning your estate. From there we proceed to evaluate your potential needs for incapacity planning with advance directives, and for long term care planning, issues dealing with elder law, and whether your objectives can best be met with irrevocable trusts, revocable living trusts, life estate deeds, enhanced life estate deeds (lady bird deeds), or other appropriate planning techniques that work for you within the estate planning laws in Florida.
We. as your estate planning attorneys, examine federal and Florida estate tax issues, as well as income tax planning issues. We then develop a blueprint for the Florida wills and trusts, and other appropriate ancillary estate planning documents, such as a power of attorney, that will be needed to accomplish the efficient transfer of wealth at death through avoiding probate, the protection of your assets during your lifetime, and the care and the management of your assets in the event of your disability or incapacity.
Our estate planning documents, the last will and testament or living trust, are designed to achieve all of the estate planning, asset protection, special needs, or other objectives that have been incorporated into each client’s estate plan. Each Florida legal document, whether basic will, complex will, revocable or irrevocable trust, is tailored to meet the specific requirements of your unique circumstances. The Florida wills and trusts documents that we prepare for you are so unique and specific to you and your estate planning goals and objectives, that we copyright each one of them.
If you need legal advice to plan for your potential incapacity, for long term care, for asset protection, for income and estate tax savings, for wills and irrevocable or revocable trusts, or for someone in your family who has special needs planning, please contact the Jacksonville estate planning, probate, elder law, guardianship and email@example.com asset protection lawyers and attorneys at The Coleman Law Firm so that we can put our 30+ years of experience to work to help you design and implement a plan that meets your unique needs and helps you avoid probate and avoid estate taxes (avoiding the death tax).