Combining In-Depth Knowledge And Experience
A well-written will provides clear direction for the distribution of assets throughout the probate process. Without one, the court will decide how to divide estate assets using Florida probate laws and standard procedure. To protect your preferences for who should inherit your estate, you should consult with an experienced estate planning lawyer.
At Hedman & Wooten, P.A., we bring our in-depth knowledge and experience in helping clients in Brevard County, Florida, and protecting their assets through smart estate planning. Leveraging more than 50 years of combined experience, our Brevard County will attorneys take time to listen to your concerns and review your assets. We seek to provide the qualified assistance you need to establish an estate plan that clearly reflects your desires and goals.
What A Will Can Do For You
A will names all beneficiaries, from surviving spouses, children and grandchildren to charities and organizations, which are to inherit estate assets. It also organizes how assets should be divided so the probate court and your personal representative (the executor) have clear direction on what percentage of the property goes to whom. We sit down with clients and discuss their preferences for the division of assets, including:
- Counsel on estate tax planning and minimizing overall taxation
- Putting assets in trust for minor children
- The effect of a prenuptial agreement or postnuptial agreement on your estate plan
- Inheritance issues regarding a previous marriage or stepchildren
- Spousal rights under Florida law
Our firm can also help you with supplemental documentation to your will, such as preparing a durable power of attorney to handle your financial affairs or a health care surrogate to make immediate medical decisions should you become incapacitated. We have extensive experience handling issues of pre-need guardianships as well as living wills so that you maintain control over your health and assets should you suffer from unforeseen circumstances.
Giving You Peace Of Mind
An effective estate plan can give you peace of mind knowing that your loved ones will be properly cared for in your absence. At Hedman & Wooten, P.A., our goal is to help clients develop a comprehensive estate plan tailored to their unique concerns, including a combination of wills, trusts and other estate documents to protect what matters most to them.
Contact our firm in Merritt Island, Florida, to discuss your estate planning needs today.