Jacksonville Estate Planning Attorneys
Assisting Florida Residents with Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts
It is always a good idea to ensure that you and your family will be taken
care of if something were to happen to you. While it is easy to put off
things that don't immediately impact you today, it is important to
make sure that the right decisions have been made for your estate. When
you work with Owenby Law, P.A., there’s no need to fear the legal
process ahead –
we can answer all of your questions. Our Jacksonville estate planning lawyers routinely assist clients with
wills, trusts, and all other facets of estate planning, so please don’t
wait to contact our firm for help.
As a full-service estate planning law firm, we are intent on working closely
with the individuals and families we represent. We understand that every
situation is unique, and that each demands personalized service in order
to create plans that are efficient and effective in regard to the transfer
of property. We also assist clients in evaluating matters related to finances
and health care, including living wills and durable power of attorney.
Through experienced estate planning, we aim to help clients avoid probate
and the burdens the
probate process can create.
What Type of Estate Planning Tools Are Right for You?
Living will – This tool clearly establishes your health care plans and future
medical needs while you are still alive.
Durable power of attorney – This can be established to provide oversight of your assets if
you become incapacitated.
Health care surrogate – You give another person the power to make decisions about medical
care during your incapacity.
Guardianship – Establishing a guardianship can ensure your children are cared
for if you become incapacitated.
Trusts – Creating a trust can ensure your assets are passed on to beneficiaries
in an efficient and reasonable manner.
Wills – A will enables you to determine how your assets will be distributed
and who will manage the distribution.
End-of-Life Planning for Medical Care & Financial Affairs
A durable power of attorney is designed to make it possible for someone
to manage your financial affairs. If you are uneasy about giving someone
else immediate power to manage your finances, durable powers of attorney
can be drafted to become effective only upon your incapacity. This way
you can designate someone to buy and sell real estate, write checks on
your behalf, and sign your tax returns.
These are just a few of the powers a durable power of attorney can grant.
Designation of a health care surrogate would also allow you to name someone
to make health care decisions on your behalf should you become incapacitated.
When it comes to medical treatment and making decisions about life-sustaining
treatment, the person you designate would be able to consent, refuse consent,
or withdraw consent.
However, if you do not want to put someone in the difficult position of
making the decision to withdraw or withhold life-sustaining treatment,
a living will can take that decision out of their hands and predetermine
if you do not want your life to be prolonged in specific circumstances.
It is also wise to include HIPAA release language. A HIPAA release allows
a person of your choosing to obtain medical information about you.
Protect Your Loved Ones – Contact Owenby Law, P.A. for Help
In the long-term, it is important to give estate planning your prompt attention
as it can save you and your family considerable time and money. With that
in mind, do not hesitate to reach out to our estate planning firm in Jacksonville,
FL with any questions or concerns. It's time to let Owenby Law, P.A.
take the burden off of you and your family during this complicated time
by assisting you with all of your legal needs.
Contact a Jacksonville estate planning lawyer at Owenby Law, P.A. for reliable help.
Your initial consultation is free!