Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning
Why is it important to hire an Orlando Estate Planning Attorney? Because you owe it to your family and heirs. Even if you don’t think you need one, a will is a gift to those you love and upon your passing, will leave them with peace of mind that your wishes have been followed.
Orlando estate planning lawyer Sam Dunaway offers personal attention, dedication and experience. When it comes to assisting clients with Estate Planning including living wills, durable power of attorney, and trusts, you need someone you can trust. The Dunaway Law Firm understands that concerns related to wills and trusts. These issues are a top priority for Florida residents. We understand you need a compassionate, patient and understanding attorney when it comes to taking care of these matters. Regardless of how complex the issue, the Dunaway Law Firm is able to assist you and provide the legal advice you need.
Why should you take the time to have a will drafted by an Attorney?
While you have full mental capacity and are alive and healthy, you alone claim, manage, and transfer your assets just by signing your name. These assets can include your bank accounts, your cars and real estate. You are able to do this because these various assets are titled to you and you simply need to show valid identification to prove you have the right to them.
Unfortunately though, once you have passed, you obviously lose the ability to claim these assets on your own. No one else can do this (like heirs or family) until they are given the legal authority to do so. Therefore, your will is vital and hiring an Orlando Estate Planning Attorney is a wise choice. Your last will and testament is the extremely important document. Your will allows you to name the person you grant authority to carry out your desires. Additionally, it allows you to leave specific directions as to who will receive your assets and how and when they can take possession of them.
Of the greatest importance though, if you have minor children, a Will appoints the person or persons who will take responsibility for your minor children and how they will be cared for in your absence. On the flip side of that, it also can specify who you do not want involved in the care of your children. Imagine passing without a will and knowing that the court system will decide where you children will go!
Why do I need to hire an Orlando Estate Attorney to do my will?
We all have seen the handwritten signs on the side of the road. Get your will for $50. The old saying “You Get What You Pay For” could never be more appropriate. A will is an extremely important legal document that involves numerous decisions which truly require the experience and judgment that only comes from the extensive legal education and experience an Orlando Estate Attorney can offer.
Let’s be honest, this is an important document that essentially dictates where everything you have worked a lifetime for goes. It dictates who will care for your children and how your money will be dispersed. One mistake, while trying to do it yourself, could create a disaster for those left behind. Therefore, a qualified attorney can help you avoid this and offer advice as to the estate plan which is most appropriate for your specific needs and unique circumstances. While you might think that you only need a “simple will”. Most times, you will find even the most modest of estates have certain complications and issues. These issues require an experienced estate attorney who can assist with and give you the advice you need to secure the future of those you love.