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Estate plans are a great tool for individuals to ensure that their loved
ones will be looked after in the event that they can no longer care for
them. At Edwards Elder Law, P.A., we are proud to provide trusted counsel
to our clients in the St. Petersburg area. We help family members understand
which questions they need to ask themselves to plan for the future and
then guide them through difficult conversations about long-term care,
wills, trusts, and other elements of estate plans.
Why Choose Our Estate Planning Attorney?
- Individualized, Custom-Tailored Strategies
- Personable, One-on-One Counsel with Our Attorney
- Free Consultation to Discuss Your Questions and Concerns
Our firm has experience working with families and senior citizens who wish
to draft an effective estate plan that fully encompasses their wishes
Why You Need an Estate Plan in Florida
The sooner you start planning, the more options may be available to you.
Estate planning is crucial because Florida has a default estate plan for
everyone. If you don't create your own customized plan for your family
and your specific wishes, then you and your family will be stuck with
the plan that the state has put in place for you.
The outcome of a default estate plan could be very different from what
a person would actually want, especially in situations involving single
people, unmarried couples and couples in second marriages with children
from previous relationships.
What You Need In Your Estate Plan
You can find peace of mind though a well-drafted estate plan. We can work
with you to determine your specific goals and what assets or concerns
you need to address now in the event of your incapacity or passing in
We can address the following issues with you as they pertain to your circumstances
- Naming beneficiaries
- Inheritance of property and assets
- Funeral wishes
- Long-term care medical planning
- Incapacity planning
- End-of-life medical planning
- Care for disabled individuals
- Long-term care insurance
- The probate process
- Creating a legal safety net for a significant other if you are unmarried
By planning ahead, you can make sure that you are in charge of your legacy,
not the state. We can break the estate planning process down into manageable
steps for you so that it doesn't seem so overwhelming. Our goal is
to help you achieve peace of mind.
When to Update Your Estate Plan
Estate planning is an ongoing process that enables you to prepare as much
as possible for the future. You need to update your estate planning documents,
such as your durable power of attorney, regularly to reflect changes in
your family and circumstances. Another reason to update your durable power
of attorney is that changes in Florida law have made durable powers of
attorney that were created before October 2011 potentially not as effective
as they once were.
We can fully explain your options so that you can make wise decisions based
on what you own, who you want to take care of, and how you want to take
care of them. Our assistance can help reduce the stress and anxiety associated
with these decisions and responsibilities.
We can also help you plan how you want your estate to be settled. If you
are interested in learning more about us and how Edwards Elder Law, P.A.
can help you, we encourage you to
contact us today and schedule a