Protect and Preserve What Matters Most
We all want what is best for our family. Developing a good estate plan will allow you to continue to provide for your family after your passing. Navigating through the estate planning options available to you can be overwhelming. The experienced attorneys at Reed Law can help you determine what options are best for you and your family. With such an estate plan, you can rest assured that your family won’t have to endure the public process and costly matter of probate.
Life is uncertain, and it helps to plan for the worst and pray for the best. Part of your estate plan should include mechanisms to prepare for the unexpected situation where you are no longer able to care for yourself. In these situations, having already selected individuals to manage your affairs and make medical decisions for you when you can’t is extremely beneficial. Reach out to Reed Law to get the help you need today.
Compassionate Attorney Representation Regarding Your Elderly Needs
Reed Law works with the elderly regarding a wide variety of concerns. We will review your circumstances and listen closely to your needs and desires in order to develop a plan that fits your specific circumstances. We also are here to assist you and your family with probate issues.
Estate Planning and Probate Services We Provide
Our lawyers routinely review and prepare a variety of estate planning tools for our clients.
Wills: Wills govern the distribution of your assets after you pass away. When an individual dies without a will (known as dying intestate), the estate is distributed by the rules of intestacy established by Florida statutes.
Trusts: A trust is an instrument that contains assets managed for the benefit of a beneficiary. Trusts serve a variety of purposes, including sheltering assets from probate, providing for children with special needs and providing control over the distribution of the money in the trust.
Guardianships: A guardianship allows for one individual to make health care and financial determinations for another person. This can apply to children or to adults who are no longer able to take care of themselves.
Power of attorney: This is a legal document granting another person the authority to act on behalf of someone else. This can include making determinations regarding finances, health care and other important matters.
Probate representation: The probate process concerns the distribution of estate assets in accordance with the law. While certain estate planning tools can prevent certain assets from going through the probate process, there are many instances when probate representation is essential in settling controversies.
As attention to detail and deadlines is of utmost importance concerning such services, the attorneys at Reed Law will prepare all tools regarding this area of law carefully while making certain that all processes go smoothly.
What An Estate Plan Can Do For You
Regardless of the size or complexity of your estate, an estate plan can identify the family members and other loved ones you wish to receive your property after your death. It ensures a seamless transfer of your property in accordance with your specifications. Finally, it can avoid or reduce the time and costs associated with the probate process.
In an estate plan, you can dictate the kinds of life-prolonging care you wish to receive. You can also state the kind of funeral arrangements you would like and make determinations regarding the payment of such expenses.
Contact Us To Learn More
To speak to our estate planning attorneys, please contact Reed Law in Panama City, Florida, by calling 850-250-4260. We provide estate planning services for individuals throughout northwest Florida and along the Emerald Coast.