Estate Planning Lawyer in Clearwater
Protecting Your Future
Simply put, estate planning involves placing your affairs in order so that you can maximize the benefits that your assets can provide you during life and for others after your death. Most people understand that estate planning is a complex area of the law that should not be handled without a professional, legal representative by your side. Without the right attorney on your side working on your behalf, it is unlikely that your estate plan will be created in a way that reflects your wants and needs. Therefore, it is important that you practice great care when you are choosing who will represent your case. This decision can make a world of difference in the manner in which your estate plan is created and later carried out, so you should not make this decision without first considering your options.
Here at The Law Office of Gary G. Carpenter, I will guide you through the estate planning process in the most practical and goal-oriented way possible. You deserve an attorney who will listen carefully to the legal issues and concerns you have and implement an estate plan which provides peace of mind to you. Your lawyer should also protect your needs within the parameters of the law. As an experienced lawyer, I am meticulous about ensuring that all estate planning documentation is appropriately updated as current laws change. I encourage you to call my law office today for a free consultation where we can discuss any of the following matters:
Upon death, the transfer of the decedent's property may result in a tax being placed on the property. In Florida, this law has been effectively put to rest. However, certain actions need to be taken to ensure that you are not taxed any way.
Power of Attorney
Determining who will be named as power of attorney over your estate is an important decision. It is equally as important to make sure that the power of attorney is appropriately named in the drafting of such a legal document.
As you make plans for the future, one of your considerations should be the plan you have for your retirement. In Florida, there are many options available to you.
When you decide to create a trust, you should not do so without a skilled professional who has experience in the drafting of such a document. By so doing, you can ensure that the trust is established according to all of the legal stipulations that apply and your best interests as well.
Your will can be as complicated or simple as you like. Either way, an attorney will need to be utilized during the creation of such a document.
After a person passes away, probate is a way to ensure that all property is identified and distributed properly. Some of this property may first need to be used to pay off any outstanding debts that may exist.
Contact a Clearwater estate planning lawyer today!
When it comes to matters of estate planning, the sooner you take action, the better. While it is an important process, it does not have to be a difficult process. With my help, you can develop a plan for your estate that best meets your wants and needs. Whether your needs are simple or complex, I am here to help.
When you make the decision to work with The Law Office of Gary G. Carpenter, you will be provided with personalized service and accessibility to your attorney. A free consultation is offered to get the ball rolling.