Hernando, Florida Estate Planning Lawyers
After nearly three years as a staff attorney in the probate and guardianship division for the family and civil courts of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in Gainesville, Florida and traveling to all six counties within the Circuit, including Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Gilchrist, Levy, and Union I went into private practice.
We lived in Gainesville for nearly 15 years and recently my husband and I ...
Ms. Hancock returned to Florida State University in 2000 where she obtained her Juris Doctor in 2003. She was employed at a prestigious local law firm in Ocala as an associate attorney from 2003 until 2015. Ms. Hancock established Melissa K. Hancock, P.A. in 2015. She obtained her board...
Adam S. Towers specializes in Business Law, Commercial Litigation, Real Estate, Civil Litigation, and Estate Planning & Probate. Since 2001, he has handled a wide variety of cases such as insurance claims, eminent domain, contract disputes, code enforcement, and residential evictions & foreclosures.
He belongs to both the Florida and the California bars, and received his J.D. from California's University of the Pacific. He is on the Board of Directors...
He has practiced in numerous areas of the law over the years such as Business law (including Contract Negotiation & Review, Business Formation, Risk Management, and Asset & Equity Dispositions), Real Estate (both Commercial and Residential), the Equine Industry, and Banking.
He is an experienced teacher, having held such positions at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business Administration (2007-2013), Santa Fe College (1998-99 and...
Mr. Rosenblatt graduated with his law degree from the University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law in 1981, and has been recipient of numerous legal and community-based awards and honors.
He received his B.S. from Florida State University, double-majoring in Finance and Accounting (1994). He earned his J.D. from Drake University College of Law (graduating With Honors in 1997) and his LL. M from the Georgetown University Law Center (graduating With Distinction in 1998).
Mr. Valbh assists with Estate and Trust Administration, Business and Commercial Transactions, Corporate and Partnership Tax Planning, and representation before the...
Andrew stayed at the Mt. Dora law firm until 2013 when he accepted a new position which allowed him to directly serve the public at large. Andrew became the sole Municipal Prosecutor for the City of Hollywood Attorney's Office in Broward...
Ms. Trotter Graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Law.
Jon also oversees the firm’s extensive real estate practice, including managing the firm’s sister company, Advantage Title, LLC. With over 6,000 closings representing more than $10...
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Planning your estate?
Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.
An experienced estate planning lawyer can help minimize the amount of the estate surrendered to taxes as well as ensure that the management and distribution of the estate is carried out according to your plans. Particularly when your plans are complex and/or you have substantial property or assets, it is important to have an attorney who can ensure that your plan functions the way you intend. Depending on the complexity of your individual situation, your estate planning team may include attorneys, financial planners, bankers and insurance professionals. Some states certify attorneys as estate planning specialists, which means they have met certain requirements for experience, education, and testing in that field.
Fiduciary: A person or institution who manages money or property for another and who must exercise a standard care imposed by law, i.e., personal representative or executor of an estate, a trustee, etc.
Personal representative: The person who administers an estate. If named in a will, that person's title is an executor. If there is no valid will, that person's title is an administrator.
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