WILLS

Wills in Florida have strict statutory requirements not necessary in all states.  Also there are some small additional requirements that can make matter much easier when the unfortunate time comes for your family and/or friends to Probate you will.  If you don’t have a will or your will fails to meet some of these requirements, your assets when you pass on go as the state directs, which could have your assets going back to the government.

You also may want to consider a more complicated estate planning document called a Trust.  With proper planning a Trust can avoid the need for a Probate entirely.  A Trust can also help in asset protection to assure that your heirs get more and the government less.

And when you are considering making a Will, you also may want to consider a Living Will, a Health Care Surrogate, a Durable Power of Attorney, a Life Estate, or one of many other related documents.  Only a studied review from an attorney can discuss these matters with you and assist you in the proper series of documents that will best fit your estate planning needs.