Estate planning is a way to retain the decision-making power over how your affairs are handled once you die. If you become incapacitated and you have an effective estate plan in place, your health care decisions will be made as you have chosen. In addition, by preparing ahead of time, you can minimize the tax consequences involved with the estate administration process. Your loved ones will be better able to carry out your wishes if everything is set forth for them.
The advantages of an estate plan, including wills and trusts, are numerous. It is important to work with a Lakeland will and trust lawyer who will thoroughly review your needs, your goals and identify the best estate planning tools for you.
McMann, P.A., provides estate planning advice to clients throughout central Florida. With more than a decade of practice experience, Lakeland will and trust lawyer Mark McMann provides sound recommendations and guidance.
Estate planning services provided by the firm:
Wills: Documents that establish how your assets, property, investments and other possessions are distributed. With a will, you can specify who your heirs are, have property distributed as you wish, create trusts, appoint guardians, trustees and personal representatives.
Trusts: Estate planning tools that minimize tax consequences and avoid costly probate
Advanced directives: Documents that allow for the protection of your health care decisions and your assets
Living wills: Documents that state your health care decisions, including end-of-life choices
Health care powers of attorney: These documents appoint a person to make health care decisions for you if you become unable to do so on your own
Durable powers of attorney: Allow you to choose a person to make decisions involving your money and property if you become incapacitated
If you have estate planning questions for yourself, your parents or other family members, McMann, P.A., can help. Estate planning also involves family law when considering child custody issues or during divorce. The firm handles both areas and can help find long-term solutions for any client.
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For any divorce or family law question, contact the firm today for a free consultation. You can reach us by calling 863-393-9010.
Appointments after-hours and on weekends are available. The firm accepts credit and debit cards.