Being concerned about the well-being of an ageing loved one, how you will afford long-term care, or what will happen to those you love after you pass away, are all valid reasons to seek the services of an attorney. At The Law Office of Kelly L. Fayer, P.A., we are passionate about helping the people of our community answer difficult questions and implement solutions that help prepare them for the future. Our skilled, compassionate attorney has 25+ years of experience and will work closely with you from start to finish. Whether you are looking to plan your estate, establish a guardianship, need help creating a trust, or are struggling to navigate Florida’s probate process, we can offer the attentive, personal guidance you need to achieve your goals.
No matter your circumstances, our estate planning services in Fort Myers are designed to guide you through the planning process and include assistance with a wide range of instruments, from wills and trusts, to advance directives and powers of attorney. We can continue to provide services should you no longer be able to make decisions, and in the event of your illness or passing.
This article is dedicated to how a skilled attorney can assist you and your family whether you have the ability to plan, or are facing an emergency.
Estate Planning: A skilled estate attorney helps clients create comprehensive estate plans based on their specific needs and desires. This may involve drafting and reviewing important documents such as wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and advance healthcare directives. By understanding each client’s unique circumstances, an estate lawyer can design a plan that minimizes tax liabilities, preserves assets, and ensures a smooth distribution of property upon death.
Probate Administration: When a loved one passes away, a skilled estate attorney can guide the family through the probate process. They assist with gathering and valuing assets, preparing and filing necessary court documents, handling creditor claims, and distributing assets to beneficiaries in accordance with the decedent's wishes or state laws.
Trust Administration: Estate attorneys also provide guidance on trust administration, helping trustees fulfill their fiduciary duties and ensuring compliance with trust provisions and legal requirements. They assist with asset management, accounting, tax planning, and the distribution of trust assets to beneficiaries.
Guardianship: There may come an unfortunate time when a loved one is no longer able to care for themselves. If an aging relative is suffering severe mental decline or sustains a serious injury, it may be prudent to consider guardianship. By formally appointing a legal guardian, your loved one will have someone legally responsible for protecting their interests. A skilled estate attorney can assist with this process, as well as helping to complete all of the legal requirements to maintain guardianship.
With kindness and community and the core of what we do, our law office can assist you with all your estate needs. Contact us today to discuss your situation and learn how we can help.