Fort Lauderdale Estate Planning Attorneys
Estate Planning Attorney in Fort Lauderdale
Estate planning involves planning a comfortable future for yourself and loved ones. This includes planning for inevitable old age, as well as protecting your interests in the event of an emergency such as a health crisis. Estate planning is also a useful tool for businesses, tax purposes, and providing care for people with special needs.
A good estate planning attorney will analyze and provide a custom solution for each client’s individual situation. This may involve: providing care for children, providing care for aging parents, setting up wills/trusts, guardianship, minimizing taxes, and more.
The estate planning lawyers at Di Pietro Partners are highly skilled in this area and are dedicated to helping individuals and businesses with their estate planning needs. Contact our office for a free consultation today.
Areas of Estate Planning We Help With
Our lawyers have decades of experience in helping clients with many aspects of estate planning and related legal practice areas. Below are some of the specific legal matters we routinely help our clients with.
- Drafting Wills
- Setting Up Trusts
- Asset Protection Strategies
- Tax Avoidance Strategies
- Guardianship of Minors & Adults
- Estate Administration
- Trust Administration
- Business Estate Planning
- Florida Probate Laws
- Florida Gun Trusts
- Legal Disputes and Estate Litigation
Estate Planning Attorney For Trusts
Some people use trusts to provide for the distribution of their assets at death, or during life. A properly written trust can help avoid issues in probate court. In fact, it’s highly beneficial to draft a will in addition to setting up a trust.
Whether you have children or not, own properties in more than one state, own a business or wish to leave a fraction of your properties to a charity or to somebody else outside your immediate family; the more reason you need to seek an estate planning lawyer.
As your family situation changes over the course of your lifetime, you may need to change the names of beneficiaries not only in your will but in life insurance policies and other documents that list beneficiaries.
The trust lawyers at Di Pietro Partners help clients with all aspects of trust planning, trust administration, and if necessary, legal issues involving trust disputes.
Legal Issues & Estate Litigation
Estate litigation involves formal legal objections over the distribution of assets and inheritance after someone passes away. These legal objections may result from an estate plan being altered due to undue influence or other disagreements over the way that the estate is being administered.
These cases are often highly complex and require representation from an attorney that specializes in both probate, and trial litigation cases.
Our law firm has extensive trial experience and specializes in Florida estate litigation. This includes the representation of trustees, beneficiaries, or others, who may challenge a will or trust.
This litigation experience makes us a powerful ally to client’s involved in legal disputes as well as a powerful resource in helping clients avoid litigation through sound planning strategies.
When Someone Passes Away In Florida
The law provides that at the exact time of death, all the property of the decedent is automatically and immediately transferred to a legal entity referred to as the “decedent’s estate”. This estate can own property in any jurisdiction, domestic or international, state or federal, and the property itself can be of any variety. Real estate, checking accounts, savings accounts, all forms of investment including stocks and other securities, life insurance policies and personal property, such as cars, furniture, and clothing, can be part of the estate.
Estate planning prepares for more than financial and property matters: it allows for decision-making in advance on the type of medical care someone wants to receive should they become incapacitated and unable to decide for themselves. It also allows for pre-planning (and pre-payment) of your funeral arrangements and their related expenses.
Get Help With Your Estate Today
The law offices of Di Pietro Partners is located in Fort Lauderdale and serves the areas of Broward County, Palm Beach County, and Miami-Dade County. Our lawyers are well-equipped in guiding you through this process regardless of the size or complexity. Therefore, call our experienced estate planning attorneys and plan a comfortable future 1.866.822.1597.