Florida Estate Planning Attorney
Preserving your family's wealth for future generations
Whether you're planning the parameters of your future medical care or establishing support for loved ones upon your death, estate planning attorney Kent J. Anderson can help with all aspects of trusts and estates issues, including:
-Estate and Gift Tax Planning
-Administration of Personal Affairs
-Designations of Health Care Surrogate
-Revobcable Living Trusts
-Durable Powers of Attorney
-Health Care Directives
-Life Insurance Trusts
-Securing your legacy
You work hard for your family, so knowing that you have planned for their long-term well-being and financial security as well as your own can bring you comfort. We thoroughly analyze your estate and strategize the best means of transferring your assets, minimizing taxes, establishing guardianship for your children, caring for your pets, supporting personal philanthropic causes and protecting your loved ones.
Drafting your Last Will and Testament, Trust and Living Will
A will is essential at every stage of your life. Your last will and testament provides the opportunity to distribute your property, establish care for your children and otherwise express your wishes upon your death. A will is necessary if you intend to leave property to a person or entity other than a blood relative, such as a domestic partner, a friend or a charity. If you die without a will, the court determines how your property is distributed, who cares for your children and even what happens to your pet - making decisions that might not reflect your desires.
A revocable living trust is an alternate to a last will and testament to provide for the disposition of your property upon death. While not appropriate or necessary for everyone, a trust can be an effective tool to manage your assets and affairs during your life as well as upon your death. We are always available to discuss your needs and intentions to determine if a trust is the correct estate planning instrument for you.
Your living will sets the parameters for medical intervention should you become incapacitated. This assures that when you are most vulnerable, your wishes will be honored.
Our goal is to draft valid documents that ensure your intentions are honored.
Changing your Last Will and Testament
As your life changes, so might your estate plan. You may need to update your will throughout your life. We discuss with your revisions that address changes in your financial situation, marital status, number of children, philanthropic interests and general lifestyle decisions.