Coral Springs Estate Planning Attorney Delivers Personalized Advice
Established firm uses wills and trusts to create comprehensive estate plans in Florida
Nothing is certain in life, but by taking responsible steps, you can be sure that you and your loved ones are prepared when significant changes do occur. Abby L. Steinberg, PA in Coral Springs works closely with Florida clients to develop thorough estate plans that set forth clear directions on property distribution, medical treatment and other critical matters. My firm takes the time to gain a detailed understanding of each person’s specific needs and create enforceable legal instruments such as wills, trusts and healthcare surrogate designations to fulfill your objectives. With more than 30 years of experience in this area, I blend extensive knowledge of estate planning law with a compassionate approach that lets you make important decisions with comfort and confidence.
Accomplished lawyer assists individuals looking to create or revise a will
It is critical to create an enforceable last will and testament. I assist with each aspect of the process, such as:
- Drafting — Without personalized legal guidance, you might overlook key aspects of preparing an authoritative will. If the document is invalid, your wishes might be ignored and your property will be divided according to Florida’s intestacy law. Starting with the legal requirements, such as the need for two witnesses, my firm walks you through each step so you and your loved ones can feel secure that the document you’ve drafted is complete and accurate.
- Revisions — At every stage of your life, relationships and circumstances can change. Even if you have already drafted a will, it is wise to check it frequently to ensure that it still reflects your needs. I assist clients who are going through a review and provide efficient assistance when changes should be made.
- Choosing an executor — In the will, you can direct someone to serve as your personal representative for all estate administration matters. Often referred to as an executor, this person is responsible for filing the will with the court and should be legally authorized to act on the estate’s behalf. From there, the personal representative can steer the estate through the probate process so that your final instructions are honored.
Whatever your plans are for the distribution of your assets, don’t hesitate to obtain the assistance you need to establish an appropriate will, tailored to your needs.
Skillful adviser works to establish trusts to meet a variety of needs
My firm counsels South Florida clients on the different types of trusts they can use to accomplish particular objectives. One popular option is a living trust, which gives someone the opportunity to use their assets during their lifetime and then, upon their death, shift ownership to beneficiaries outside the probate system. These legal instruments often can be tailored to clients’ specific objectives including tax relief, charitable contributions and the support of a special needs child.
Seasoned counselor prepares living wills and healthcare surrogate documents
When planning for the future, people sometimes overlook the possibility that they may become incapacitated by a serious illness or injury. Without clear instructions, family members might have to speculate about who should be in charge or what types of medical procedures you’d like. My firm assists clients by developing living wills that detail the extraordinary measures they want, and don’t want, used to prolong their lives in a grave situation. To address other situations where you might not be able to communicate your wishes, I can help you prepare a healthcare surrogate document that puts critical decisions in the hands of someone you trust.
Contact a knowledgeable Florida estate planning attorney for a free consultation
Abby L. Steinberg, PA handles estate planning issues for clients throughout Florida, including Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties. To schedule a free consultation, please call 954-607-6802 or contact me online. My office is in Coral Springs.