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LGBT Estate Planning

Jacksonville, Florida Gay and Lesbian Attorney

Are you one of the Millions who does NOT want to think about illness, death and dying, especially when it comes to future planning your own life and those of your loved ones?

Statistics show that 7 out of 10 Americans, in general, do not have a Last Will. Unfortunately, this number is much higher in the lesbian, gay and transgender (LGBT) population.

Unlike heterosexual married spouses, gay and lesbian individuals who are unmarried but are in committed same-sex and non-traditional partnerships have no “built in legal protections” (except in few certain states - and certainly not in Florida).

This means that many lesbian and gay partners who have not created Florida Estate Planning documents will lose property, assets, access to or guardianship of children, hospital visitation, the right to make medical and financial decisions, as well as rights to arrange for burial, cremation and organ donation for our partners.

If you and your partner are raising a child together but only one is the legally recognized parent, Florida Estate Planning may safeguard the non-legal parent’s relationship with the child.

Take the time to put your wishes in writing and have Florida Estate Planning documents prepared. Only you can protect your rights as well as those of your partner and children. Contact a Jacksonville, Florida Gay and Lesbian Attorney.

Client Reviews
After years of trying to protect my assets from creditors, I was shocked to find out that my assets were unprotected in ways I had never considered. Not only had I placed my assets at risk from my mother's creditors, but I had placed my assets at risk from other family members who were intent on manipulation. When my mother died, I discovered that a family member had changed my mother's estate planning documents. Mr. Goldman and his team were able to explain what went wrong and successfully defended my position in court. During the case, I learned that I could have had much better protection from family and creditors, thus avoiding years of litigation and undue familial stress. When it comes to protecting your assets and your family, I would highly recommend hiring Mr. Goldman and his team. Bill H.
As a real estate agent, I have been involved with many property transactions where I needed a probate attorney to help facilitate the transaction. I have used the services of Mr. Goldman and his staff over the last several years and continue to use them on a regular basis. His office has been able to navigate the court system and help estates sell their property quickly and efficiently. In addition, Mr. Goldman can help real estate investors structure trusts to protect their assets from creditors. Michael Starling
This office is fantastic. I was faced with a horrible situation and this office helped to put an end to the untenable situation. Ms. Kendal Schoepfer was always available before, during, and after office hours to answer any questions that I had. I highly recommend this law office to all. Tisha Brown
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Attorney Robert Wilbert of David M Goldman, PLLC, will be the first and only attorney I would ever recommend to a consumer in my position. Mr. Wilbert was professional, answered my numerous questions without hesitation, provided straightforward answers and options. He explained the process thoroughly. He was available to assist before and after the process to make sure all issues had been resolved. I feel extremely confident in referring anyone to him who was facing as many obstacles as I was. Thank you Attorney Robert Wilbert for standing by my side through this! Kameron Knowlton