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South Florida Estate Planning Attorneys

The South Florida estate planning attorneys at SG can tell you that even a simple estate plan is beneficial for individuals of any age, no matter what their financial or family situation. All too often, we see the disastrous results when family members pass away with no estate plan in place, leaving surviving family members with stressful, expensive and difficult problems to solve. Fortunately, estate plans can be tailored specifically to meet an individual’s personal circumstances, in terms of assets, family composition, taxes, and debts. Take the initiative and plan for your family’s future today by consulting an experienced SG attorney to develop a comprehensive estate plan that is right for you and your family.

Let SG Help You Develop a Comprehensive Estate Plan

Most estate plans, no matter how simple, consist of at least four basic documents that cover the most common situations:

  1. Will - Sets forth the distribution of your assets and names a personal representative to administer your estate.
  2. Durable Power of Attorney - Appoints another person to act on your behalf with respect to your property if you become incapacitated.
  3. Living Will - Allows you to choose whether you want to receive artificial life-prolonging measures if you are terminally ill, in an end-stage medical condition, or a persistent vegetative state, and a physician has determined that you have no reasonable probability of recovery.
  4. Health Care Designation - Appoints another person to make health care decisions for you in the event that you are too incapacitated to provide informed consent for medical treatment and procedures.

Estate plans may include other documents, depending on your needs, including various types of trusts, guardianships, and domestic partnership agreements. Only you and an experienced estate planning attorney can determine which documents are best and most appropriate for your situation. Call SG today to arrange for a consultation and begin creating an estate plan that is designed to meet your goals.

A Plan for Your Future

Once we have helped draft your comprehensive, individualized estate plan, our relationship with you and your family does not end. As years pass, life events occur, things change, and you may need to periodically reassess your estate plan. Events such as the birth or adoption of a child, the death of a family member, and divorce or separation can trigger the need to alter your estate plan in fundamental ways. We are always glad to hear from you and continue working with you over the years so that your estate plan reflects your current circumstances and wishes should the unexpected occur.