Orlando, Florida Estate Planning Lawyers
Orlando, FL Estate Planning Attorney
I met my wife Joan at a Methodist church picnic. We were married in...
Born in Florida, David graduated from the University of Florida where he studied business management and philosophy. During his time at UF, David mentored students through his leadership in Phi Alpha Delta. He also represented UF in statewide trial competitions. His passion for the law led him to the University of Miami School of Law. While studying law, David volunteered in pro bono efforts to help local children and families in need. These efforts spurred his desire to provide easy access to legal...
Lake Mary, FL 32746
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Thank you for inquiring about the Law Office of Michael E. Morris. I have been an attorney since 1994. I have been licensed in Florida since 1996 and New York since 1995. I like helping my clients to solve their legal matters, and I’m not afraid of the complex cases with multiple parties. I do like going to court, and I do like winning at court. However, I do realize that most cases, especially family cases, really have no clear winners or losers in the end. It is almost always in your best...
Tallahassee, FL 32312
Orlando, FL 32801
University of Miami School of Law and Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
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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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