Florida Will Attorney
Protect Your Loved Ones in Florida
Setting up a will for the administration of your estate is an act of love. By planning for the worst case scenarios with our estate planning lawyer, Howard Wiener, you will have peace of mind, that your loved ones will be protected. In a will, you are able to identify those who you wish to be your Executor (Personal Representative), but more importantly the guardians of your minor children and those who you wish to be beneficiaries of your estate. You can spend a lot of time making sure that your will includes everything, however something is almost always amiss. You can find a few examples (with mistakes explained) at topwritingservice.com.
There are many other important documents you should consider besides a will:
- Living Will – A living will is also referred to as a medical directive or advance directive. This document dictates your wishes in the event you have a terminal illness where death is imminent. In this document, you can specify your preferences regarding organ donation, artificial resuscitation, provision for administration of food and water and the alleviation of pain.
- Durable Power of Attorney - The durable power of attorney document allows you to designate who you want to make legal or investment, preservation decisions on your behalf should you become physically or mentally incapacitated.
- Health Care Surrogate Designations – This is also referred to as a Medical Power Attorney and allows you to identify the person(s) who can make medical decisions on your behalf if you are unable to do so. You may also wish to include a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Release, which will "permit" designated individuals to have access to your medical records.
- Pre-Need Guardian Declaration – The pre-need guardian declaration gives you the power to choose the person(s) who would act as your guardian should a court of law declare you incompetent. It takes the decision away from the courts as to who you would want appointed guardian of your person and/or guardian of your property.
What is the best way to protect my minor children?
If you have minor children, a testamentary trust may be very beneficial to them. A testamentary trust comes into play after your death and can protect assets going to your children.
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At Howard J. Wiener & Associates, P.L., we have assisted countless individuals across the United States and internationally in protecting their assets using strategic tax and asset protection planning mechaniisms. Our estate planning department is committed to counseling with a view as to what is in the best interests of the clients we serve. Our firm is prepared to help you implement your goals and prepare for your family's future security. Contact our estate planning Attorney Howard Wiener, today to schedule a consultation.