Estate Planning

Estate planning involves a number of issues, both while you are still alive and after you have passed. Having a comprehensive estate plan in place helps both you and your family by setting up the legal arrangements now for what may be necessary in the future.

Our estate planning lawyers in St. Augustine handle the following matters and more for our clients:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Probate
  • Guardianship
  • Power of Attorney

Estate Planning Requires Signed Documents Drafted and Executed Correctly

The above legal matters all require a signed written document with the terms of the legal arrangement. Most often, by the time you need these documents, it is too late to draft one from scratch because the person signing them may not have the legal capacity to agree to anything. That is exactly why it is called estate planning – since you must plan in advance to take care of yourself and your family when the time comes.

The key thing to remember about estate planning is that it needs to be done right. Even one small mistake in a document can invalidate the entire thing. This is why it is crucial to work with an attorney to make sure that all bases are covered.

The next thing is that all the areas mentioned above are interrelated as part of the same estate plan. This is why you need a comprehensive estate plan that focuses on the big picture. Florida has its own particular laws that apply to estate plans, and your attorney knows how they impact your particular situation.

Contact a St. Augustine Estate Planning Lawyer

The attorneys at Naples & Spence, Attorneys at Law, can assist with all of your estate planning needs in both strategizing and executing legal documents.  Call us at 904.657.7117 or contact us online to find out how we can help your family and give you peace of mind for the future.