Live Oak, Florida Estate Planning Lawyers
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...
Ms. Perez's practice is primarily focused on family law, bankruptcy, real estate law and estate planning. Leanne has been a member of the Florida State Bar for over 15 years and is admitted to practice before all Florida state courts and the Northern, Middle, and Southern Federal District Courts.
In his eighteen years as a professional firefighter and paramedic, Mark has become accustomed to helping people navigate the most difficult and stressful situations imaginable. Through his years of experience, Mark developed the skills of...
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...
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
University of Miami School of Law and The Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law
Live Oak Estate Planning Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
Three Rivers Legal Services, Inc.
Lake City, FL
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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