Tampa Estate Planning Lawyer
Our Tampa estate planning lawyers take the time to sit down with you personally and get to know your desires and needs for your future, and for how you want your estate to be distributed after you are gone. Through the right combination of wills, trusts, and advance directives, we craft a comprehensive estate plan that meets your present and future needs and leaves a lasting legacy for future generations.
Our Tampa Estate Planning Lawyers Draft Wills to Help You Leave a Lasting Legacy
Every estate plan should have a will at its foundation. Through this document, we help you name an executor for your estate, appoint a guardian for any minor children you may have, and make specific gifts of your personal property to family members, friends and charities as you see fit. If you are transferring most of your property through a revocable living trust, we make sure and include a “pour-over” provision in your will so that any property which may have been overlooked or acquired later will be transferred to the appropriate trust and delivered to your intended beneficiaries.
Our Attorneys Establish Revocable Living Trusts to Avoid Probate while Meeting Your Goals
Trusts are popular vehicles for transferring property outside of probate, which means your assets are transferred to your beneficiaries faster and with less expense then the traditional process of estate administration. Another advantage of the trust is that it is a private document, so nobody knows the contents of your estate or how you are distributing it unless you decide to tell them. In general, trusts are harder to challenge or contest than wills, as well. We can help you establish and fund revocable living trusts, as well as other types of trusts to address special needs of minor or adult children, or to achieve significant tax savings for you, your heirs and beneficiaries.
Experienced Estate Planning Law Firm
Our Tampa estate planning lawyers take a comprehensive approach to estate planning, which includes more than just determining how to handle your assets after you have gone. We also take the opportunity to address with you how you would want your healthcare and financial and legal affairs managed in the event you became physically or mentally incapacitated and could not make or communicate these decisions on your own. We help you choose the right combination of powers of attorney, advance healthcare directives and living wills to make sure that decisions are made by people you trust in accordance with your wishes.
Tampa Guardianships & Probate
Our Tampa estate planning lawyers help in related areas as well, including guardianships for minors who have lost their parents or for incapacitated adults who can no longer manage their healthcare or financial affairs without assistance. Our estate planning lawyers also handle Florida probate matters and other aspects of trust administration and estate administration, helping estate executors and administrators as well as heirs and beneficiaries through the myriad of legal issues which must be faced when winding up an estate.
Call the Tampa Estate Planning Lawyers Today to Draft or Revise Your Estate Plan
If you do not currently have a will or other documents in place, it is never too early to start, but it can be too late one day if you keep putting it off. If you already have engaged in estate planning, we congratulate you, but have you reviewed your documents lately? Changes in the family dynamic (births, deaths, marriages, divorces…) and changes in finances and relationships may tell you that it is time to revisit and update your wills and trusts. In Tampa, call Bubley & Bubley, P.A. at (813) 963-7735 for assistance.