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Protect Your Estate With An Experienced Estate Planning Attorney in Florida Today

Per Florida law, when a person passes away their property and assets transfer ownership to new legal owners. With the assistance of a Fort Walton Beach estate planning attorney, you will be able to do the following:

  • Create legal documentation that states your medical choices
  • Pre-plans your funeral
  • Divide your property and assets while saving your family the stress of uncertainty

Estate planning laws in Fort Walton Beach, FL are complicated, and without proper legal assistance you may cause yourself and your relatives more harm than good.

At Vanover Law Firm, our Fort Walton Beach estate planning attorneys are well-versed in elder and estate plans.

What Are the Legal Aspects of Estate Planning?

The legal aspects of estate planning involve drafting living wills, trusts, power of attorney (POA), and other legal documents to simplify any transfer and manage the property after death. When estates are not manageable, and someone dies without a will, distribution of possessions goes to their next kin.

An individual can also hire an estate planning lawyer hourly to handle a level of maintenance to your estate, take care of disputes when necessary, and make sure your Will carries out according to plan.

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Planning for your estate ensures that your property and financial assets in Fort Walton Beach, are distributed per your wishes.

Successful planning will protect the interests of the deceased’s loved ones and ensure guardian care is available for children or relatives with specific or special needs.

It will also minimize the impact of state, federal and estate Florida taxes.

If you don’t have a plan with a valid will in Fort Walton Beach, the division of your assets will be heavily taxed and decided by the state or your family members.

How our Fort Walton Beach estate planning lawyers can help you:

FAQs about Estate Planning in Fort Walton Beach, FL

1. What are estate planning documents?

These documents include a will, durable power of attorney, living will, and designation of health care surrogate.

2. Should I start planning?

It is never too early to start planning. The first step will be to take inventory of all your assets: investments, accounts, insurance, real estate, business assets, and any other valuable items.

Two questions to ask yourself: what you want to achieve with those assets and who you would like to inherit them upon your demise.

After making those decisions, discuss those plans with your heirs and begin to outline your future intentions in a clear way to your family and friends.

3. Why do I need an estate planning?

It is important to know where your assets are going after your death. Crafting a plan protects all involved after the death of a loved one.

The clearer you are about where your assets will go and to whom, the easier it will be for your family after you are gone.

Estate Management allows you to avoid probate, reduces estate taxes, avoids the inconveniencing of your family to figure out what you wanted, protects your beneficiaries (family discord & legal expenses), as well as protection from creditors.

Design Your Florida Estate Plan Today

Our Fort Walton Beach estate planning attorneys are skilled in helping our clients design successful estate plans.

When you schedule a consultation with Vanover Law Firm, your personal choices and circumstances are prioritized.

Our estate planning lawyers in Fort Walton Beach will discuss the details of your case and help you navigate possible financial obstacles and legal complications.

We want you to feel comfortable in the decisions you make for the future of your family.

Ready to discuss how an estate plan can personally benefit you?
 Contact Vanover Law Firm for a FREE consultation.

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