Jacksonville Estate Planning Lawyers
Our experienced Jacksonville estate planning lawyers, Florida Probate lawyers, Jacksonville elder law lawyers & counselors, and Jacksonville asset protection attorneys at the Law Office of David M. Goldman help protect families in Florida, including Jacksonville, Orange Park, Atlantic Beach, and Ponte Vedra Beach, from unnecessary expenses and risks to their estates and assets. Proper estate planning & elder law can help protect your family and lower the risk of loss to creditors. Many types of planning can lower the cost of probate in Florida. Our Jacksonville lawyers utilize some of the best estate planning, probate, and elder law techniques, including the Florida Asset Protection Trust. These Asset Protection trusts can protect assets from long-term care or nursing home disqualification and from other creditors. Our Jacksonville Florida estate planning, elder law, probate, and asset protection lawyers enjoy explaining the unique aspects of Florida Asset Protection, Jacksonville Estate Planning, Jacksonville Probate, Jacksonville elder law, and Florida Business Formations, and other related areas of law with our estate planning and elder law clients. We explain many of your plan's best and top benefits and your options in easy to understand language. Next, we use our knowledge of Florida Asset Protection Law to find the best or most ideal options for our clients' Jacksonville estate planning and elder law needs. We also provide estate planning documents and help protect our clients' assets who live in other areas of Florida.
We believe that a top Jacksonville estate planning lawyer, elder law attorney, and counselor should enable individuals to control their assets while alive and protect their assets for use if they become incapacitated. One of the most considerable benefits to using a Jacksonville estate planning lawyer is avoiding the costs and fees associated with probate in Florida by not needing one of our Jacksonville Probate Layers. Upon your death, a properly drafted estate plan and asset protection plan should provide a smooth, worry-free ability for your beneficiaries to receive your assets in the way you pre-define. This process should protect your heirs from situations where your estate may be placed at risk to the beneficiary's creditors.
Many of the best Florida estate planning lawyers and counselors can create very complex documents. We find that it is best for our attorneys' to create customized estate plans that are easy to use, are written in easy to understand language, and provide our client the tools to achieve their estate planning goals.
The first step in creating a Florida estate plan is for our Jacksonville Estate Planning lawyers to understand your family's types of assets and potential risks and objectives. Once our Jacksonville lawyers receive this information, the estate planning attorneys can design an estate plan or asset protection plan designed to achieve your goals. Some Florida estate plans may involve a Florida will along with medical and financial powers of attorneys. Additional estate planning documents may include deeds and revocable or irrevocable trusts that provide additional benefits to Florida residents for other plans. Our estate planning lawyers have created exceptional estate plans for almost every need.
We are very responsive for those who need documents fast, and our typical start to finish time for an estate plan is weeks, not months. In emergencies, our Jacksonville Estate Planning lawyers may even be able to have documents ready within a day.
The Law Office of David M. Goldman's Estate Planning lawyers focuses on providing value to our clients with individualized estate planning documents designed to meet their goals and objectives. As our clients get older, we talk with them about the importance of including planning to protect their assets and estates from loss in the unfortunate event that Medicaid issues or the need for long-term care arise. By mixing estate planning with elder law, we can create estate plans that protect your assets from potential loss to creditors or the government. One of our goals in creating these Florida estate planning documents is to avoid probate and the corresponding court supervision, delay, and costs associated with the distribution of assets created by a Florida Probate. Many people mistakenly believe that a will avoids probate in Florida. This belief is not valid. A will creates the need for a Florida Probate case when a Florida will directs the distribution of assets.
When a family member passes away, it may be necessary to probate their assets under the terms of a will or the default Florida rules of intestacy. It is often required to open a Florida Probate case for those who have not correctly used their Florida estate Plan. Many clients have trusts that were never used. Some have beneficiary designations that fail or are non-existent. We strive to minimize the effects of probate in Jacksonville.
Probate in Florida is often necessary to gather a decedent's assets, pay their bills, and distribute the remaining assets to the proper beneficiaries.
We offer multiple types of probate administration, including Formal Probate Administration and Summary Probate Administration. In Florida, a summary Probate is available if the decedent died more than two years ago or if there are less than $75,000 in assets subject to a Florida Probate.
The best time to find out about your options is before you need probate; call our Jacksonville estate planning and probate lawyers today to see if you qualify for a Free Consultation.
Our Jacksonville lawyers also deal with some of life's less fortunate situations, including Jacksonville Guardianship cases. Our Jacksonville lawyers are always concerned with the protection of our clients' assets, including their personal freedoms, and can help with the restoration of your rights.
We invite you to explore our website to learn more about who we are, what we do, and how we can help you in all areas of Florida Asset Protection. Or, please contact one of our Jacksonville Estate Planning Lawyers, Jacksonville Elder Law, or Florida Probate Lawyers to discuss your situation on the phone or by video chat.