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Estate Planning

Estate Planning

Estate planning is not just about creating documents, it’s about results. You need an attorney who will create options to help you have an understanding and be able to achieve your needs and desires. The way we do this is by sitting down and listening to you to understand the family dynamics, the design system, and what will work best for your personal situation. At the law office of Fred B. Share, you will walk out of our Daytona Beach Estate Planning office with a true understanding of what the documents that have been created are and how to make use of them.

Estate planning is for everyone. It doesn't matter how old or young you are. It doesn't matter how large or modest your estate may be. In every case, there are options available that can benefit both you and your loved ones. At the law office of Fred B. Share in Holly Hill, Florida, we help clients understand and evaluate various estate planning options and use our experience to create individualized solutions that reflect those choices.

Contact us for an initial consultation with Daytona Beach will and trust lawyer Fred B. Share.

The Benefits Of Estate Planning

A thoughtful, well-drafted estate plan can eliminate the need for probate in some cases, preserve assets by minimizing probate costs and taxes, and ensure a smooth transfer of assets to your beneficiaries after you've passed. As important as these goals are (and the peace of mind you'll gain by creating a plan to achieve them now) — this is really just the start of what estate planning can do for you.

Incapacity planning, which addresses the question of what will happen if you ever become unable to make decisions for yourself, is also critically important and beneficial. In fact, addressing the issue of incapacity in your estate plan can spare your loved ones from being forced to make heart-wrenching decisions without your guidance and eliminate an enormous number of legal problems and unnecessary expenses.

Basic options to consider in most cases will include:

  • Will provisions for distributing assets, creating trusts, naming guardians, making funeral/burial choices and accomplishing various other goals.
  • Ways to avoid probate and transfer assets, including the use of "payable on death" accounts or "enhanced life estate" deeds for real estate.
  • The use of revocable and irrevocable trusts to protect assets, minimize taxes, provide for minor children or a dependent adult child with special needs, etc.
  • Living wills, Durable Powers of Attorney, and Health Care Designations (including HIPAA releases) that address incapacity concerns and/or end-of-life decisions.

 Whether you need a basic plan that covers these essentials or something more sophisticated, we have the experience needed to create the plan that's right for you. To get this process started today, just call us at (386) 253-1030 or contact us online.

Estate Planning