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!