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Wills, Trusts, Estates And Probate

Wills, Trusts, and Estates Attorneys Comprehensive Estate Planning Services

From complex wills and trusts to living wills, the experienced attorneys in wills, trusts, and estates at Aventus Law Group appreciate that detailed estate planning is required. We offer personal and customized legal services that ensure that wishes are executed under conditions of incapacity or death, assets are protected, and, most importantly, loved ones receive maximum protection. Our team has been proud to serve the people of Florida since with services uniquely designed to meet your unique needs. We realize that the facts differ for every client, so take the time to comprehend your goals and concerns and draft an estate plan reflective of your values that will afford you peace of mind.

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The Importance of Estate Planning 

 

Estate planning is, therefore, not just a job for the rich or old age but a fundamental process for everyone who desires to have their choices executed in a legally effective manner. Whether you want to shield some of your assets, take care of the family, minimize tax consequences, or plan for the future of your business, our experienced attorneys will aid you in complications with wills, trusts, and probate in Orlando. Tending to your estate planning well in advance and orderly can keep all types of unnecessary conflict at bay and bring your loved ones’ stress levels down, ensuring that your legacy is preserved. Our firm is here to guide you, and we are fully committed to expounding the legal field so that you can make decisions related to your long-range goals.

 

Wills: Ensuring Your Wishes Are Carried Out

 

A will describes how people want their assets to be shared at death. Our lawyers help in making a will that does the following to completion:

 

  • Designates beneficiaries for your assets, including personal property, real estate, and financial accounts.
  • Appoints an executor to manage your estate and ensure your intentions are realized.
  • Names guardians for minors to ensure a trusted friend or family member provides for them.
  • Minimizes the need for costly probate proceedings, which can be time-consuming.

 Without a valid will, your property will pass to your heirs according to Florida’s intestate succession laws. That could lead to your property being distributed much differently than you intended. Our experienced lawyers will draft a will that communicates your wishes and acts as a roadmap for your assets’ distribution. In addition, we’ll ensure that your will has been executed and witnessed to minimize the possibility of will contests and family feuds. A well-drafted will ensures that your final wishes are respected and that your dependents or loved ones are provided for as you intended.

 

Trusts: Protecting Your Assets and Providing for Your Loved Ones 

 

Trusts are flexible estate planning tools that provide many benefits, from protecting assets and avoiding probate to maintaining privacy and enabling effective tax planning. Our attorneys can help you set up the following:

 

  • Revocable Living Trusts: Allow control of the asset remaining in the hands of an individual while alive; however, at death, it does provide for smooth property transfer.
  • Irrevocable Trusts: Offer enhanced asset protection and potential tax benefits by removing assets from your estate.
  • Testamentary Trust: A Testamentary Trust will arise and be operative on your death to carry the will in favor of a beneficiary.
  • Special Needs Trusts: Assist in providing for people who would otherwise receive governmental aid benefits under the person’s.
  • Charitable Trusts: Establishing a charitable trust allows the owner to support the charity’s cause, claim the attached tax benefit, or earn income for themselves or other beneficiaries.

The trust can also be how your assets will be handled according to your instructions, even after your death. Such a trust also provides flexibility and control that is not available with a will. We would design the most suitable trust structure to meet your objectives, family considerations, financial position, and other matters that would be discussed with you. We can help draft trust documents reflecting your purposes and indicating how the trustee should fund the trust to make it operational. Proper trust planning brings peace of mind in knowing that your hard-earned assets will be duly protected and your loved ones will be appropriately taken care of, just like you wanted.

 

Powers of Attorney: Planning for Incapacity

 

Should you be incapacitated, having the proper powers of attorney is crucial to ensure your affairs are handled as you wish. Our attorneys can assist you with:

 

  • Financial powers of attorney: Appointment of a person to look after your financial matters, pay your bills, and make decisions regarding your investments when you are not in a position to do so, whether because of illness, injury, or infirmity.
  • Health care powers of attorney: Designating a trusted person who will make decisions related to your health if, due to poor health, you cannot express your wishes.

We will help you choose trustworthy, financially savvy agents who can make hard decisions under pressure. They will prepare the necessary documentation to reflect your wishes and delegate powers to your agents with the due authority. Powers of attorney will allow you to rest assured that, in your sound or affected state, your financial and health matters are always in the hands of someone you trust, even when you cannot make decisions.

You will also receive guidance on sharing your wishes with your agents and giving them access to essential documents and information to ensure a smooth transition of responsibilities when necessary.

 

Advance Directives: Communicating Your Healthcare Wishes

 

Advance directives, like the living will, healthcare surrogates, and the healthcare power of attorney, enable individuals to decide on their medical treatment and end-of-life care. Our caring attorneys are equipped to prepare complete and detailed advance directives that:

 

  • Specify preferred medical treatments, including life-sustaining measures such as artificial nutrition and hydration.
  • Outline wishes concerning pain management, palliative care, and organ donation.
  • Designate a healthcare surrogate to make medical decisions on your behalf if you are unable to do so.

These documents ensure that your healthcare preferences are honored if you become incapacitated and cannot communicate your decisions effectively. Advance directives provide peace of mind to you and your loved ones by clearly articulating your end-of-life wishes to your healthcare providers. We engage closely with you to ensure that the draft documents accurately reflect your end-of-life values and beliefs. Additionally, we will ensure that your advance directives are proactively distributed to healthcare providers and family members so they are readily available when needed.

 

Probate and Estate Administration

 

Probate is the legal process that regulates estate administration.  The probate process includes validating the will, settling outstanding debts, and distributing the estate according to the will’s terms. Our expertise in this area covers:

 

  • Assisting executors and administrators with their responsibilities.
  • Ensuring compliance with probate court procedures and deadlines.
  • Appraising estate assets such as real estate, personal belongings, and financial accounts.
  • Completing and filing necessary paperwork, including asset inventories and tax documents.
  • Managing communications with beneficiaries and resolving any arising disputes.
  • Addressing conflicts through negotiation or, if needed, legal action.
  • Strategizing to reduce probate expenses and accelerate the asset distribution process.

Our approach streamlines the probate process, ensuring the decedent’s wishes are honored efficiently and cost-effectively. We recognize the emotional toll of losing a loved one and offer empathetic support and guidance through every step of the process. We are committed to protecting the interests of executors, administrators, or beneficiaries. We will facilitate a swift and cost-effective estate resolution, irrespective of the estate’s complexity or size.

 

Preserving Your Legacy Through Business Succession Planning

 

Succession planning involves determining the future of your business in the event of the owner’s departure due to death or resignation. Ensuring the continuity of your company during your absence is necessary to protect your legacy, and proper succession planning plays a pivotal role in this. Our legal team provides a full spectrum of planning services to promote the seamless continuity of your company, including:

 

  • Identifying and grooming potential successors.
  • Crafting and communicating a vision for the future of the business with necessary parties.
  • Crafting legal documents to facilitate a seamless transition in ownership and leadership.
  • Addressing financial concerns like securing funding and reducing tax liabilities.
  • Guaranteeing uninterrupted business operations.

This proactive planning process maintains your legacy and helps secure your family’s future. We will help you clearly define your goals, analyze your business’s organizational structure, and design a tailor-made succession plan fit for your business. We will also engage in detailed discussions with your financial and tax advisors, integrating the succession plan into your wider estate strategy to facilitate a smooth handover to the next generation.

 

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The Aventus Difference

 

The Aventus Law Group offers top-tier service, attentive care, and wide-ranging estate planning solutions. We recognize each client’s unique needs, intricate family dynamics, and aspirations and develop estate planning strategies that ensure their assets and loved ones are well-protected. Our team of seasoned estate lawyers is dedicated to creating practical and legally solid plans.

Our commitment to your comfort and peace of mind drives us to cultivate enduring relationships. We pride ourselves on rapid responses and consistent updates, ensuring you’re well-informed at every turn. Our estate plans are meticulously crafted to last and avoid potential disputes, reflecting our unwavering commitment to providing outstanding legal service and achieving superior outcomes. We guide each client through their options, helping them make well-informed decisions and crafting a thorough and tailor-made estate plan for each individual’s specific circumstances.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

 

Schedule a consultation with our Florida estate planning and probate lawyers today. We offer flexible consultation options to accommodate your busy schedule.

Be sure to get the legal support you need. Contact Aventus Law Group to discover how our team can help you achieve your business goals. Please feel free to contact us to schedule a consultation at info@aventuslawgroup.com or 321-250-3577.

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From our offices in Orlando, Miami, The Villages, and Atlanta, Aventus Law Group provides services to local governments, individuals, and businesses throughout the states of Florida and Georgia. We invite you to call us at 321-499-9551 or use our online contact form to request additional information or schedule a consultation about our appellate legal services.