WILLS AND TRUSTS
The Law Office of Gary M. Landau, P.A. empowers Florida residents by providing wills and trusts that address their needs through various life stages.
WILLS AND TRUSTS
Wills We’ve made it easy for you to draft your wills trusts —a crucial document that lays out not only who will get your valuables but who is authorized to act in your interest. After you call or e-mail us to make an appointment, simply fill out the information on our online will worksheet and send it to us. That will make your time in our office short and painless, while you leave with a personalized will drafted to meet your exact needs.At the same time that you make your will, we can also draft other necessary forms, including living wills and healthcare surrogate directives.Your will must specify the personal representative, the individual who handles the process of probating your estate. If you don’t have a family member or friend to fill the role, attorney Gary Landau can fill that role, as he has on numerous occasions.
If you are ready to have the Law Office of Gary M. Landau draft your wills trusts, contact us to set up an appointment. Then, if you desire, fill out this worksheet, which will help your appointment go much faster and smoother. Trusts Our office also has tremendous experience drafting living trusts for clients who desire them.
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EVERYONE NEEDS A WILL
Whether you’re young or old, healthy or sick, you should have a valid will. A will provides instructions to the court about who you want your assets to be distributed to. Without a will, the courts make these important decisions according to state law, regardless of your wishes.
A will is also crucial for parents of minor children. In a will you name a guardian, someone you want to be responsible for your children if the worst occurs.
Some People Also Choose to Create a Living Trust
A revocable living trust is another document some people create. The trust goes into effect while you are still alive. During your life you are able to remove assets and money from the trust. If you become incapacitated, a successor trustee whom you have designated steps in to manage the trust. After you pass away the successor trustee distributes the trust’s assets based on the guidelines outlined in the trust agreement.
PROBLEMS WITH DIY WILLS AND TRUSTS
Many websites offer do-it-yourself or cheaply crafted wills and trusts, but this is not a good idea. Your Florida will or trust is perhaps the most important document you will create in your lifetime. Pre-made forms may be poorly drafted or have ambiguous wording. Sometimes they don’t clarify how they must properly be executed in Florida (each state has its own rules). Even forms claiming to be created for Florida residents may have been tweaked from other state documents. A wills and trusts attorney is well-versed in estate planning laws in Florida and ensures documents meet legal requirements in the state while also addressing a specific client’s needs.
FUNDING A TRUST
A revocable living trust doesn’t actually have any assets until it is funded. All real estate needs to be transferred into the trust, something the Law Office of Gary M. Landau, P.A. can do. Experienced wills and trusts attorneys will create a legally valid revocable living trust and guide you to ensure that assets are properly transferred.
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