Naples Estate Planning Attorney | List of Services
If you’re looking for a Naples estate planning attorney, the following is a brief list of the services we provide. Give us a call at 239-963-2897 for a free consultation. The prices are given per person.
The purpose of a will is to avoid the default distribution laws of the State of Florida (intestacy laws) as well as communicate your final wishes. A will is a fundamental piece of estate planning. Because Florida has strict protocol regarding both the drafting and executing of wills, you’d be wise to seek the help of a Naples estate planning attorney. We draft a customized will for you and help you execute it according to Florida laws, so you know a Florida probate court will accept it when the time comes.
For most people, a revocable trust is the best estate planning tool. While drafting a will has the effect of avoiding intestacy, a revocable trust can avoid probate altogether, which will save your estate the significant attorney, personal representative, and court fees (many times more than the cost of drafting a trust). In addition, your estate will be settled much sooner, and there may be substantial tax breaks depending on the size of your estate. Naples estate planning attorney Brantley Oakey can help you draft a trust that fits your needs.
Durable Power of Attorney
If you become incapacitated, who could access your accounts, sign legal documents, manage your property, etc.? Would they have to get a court order to be able to manage your affairs? A durable power of attorney empowers an agent (usually a family member) to handle your affairs for you and is essential to any estate plan. Contact Naples estate planning attorney Brantley Oakey for more information on estate planning.
If you became disabled to such a degree that you were unfit to make medical decisions for yourself, what would happen? The healthcare directive empowers a loved one to make medical decisions on your behalf should you ever become unfit to make these decisions for yourself.
A living will avoids the circumstance where your loved ones fight over what do with you if you become terminally ill and keeps them from bearing the burden of that decision. The living will makes your wishes known for such circumstances.
Estate Planning Package
The package comes with all five estate planning documents. You’ll meet with estate planning attorney Brantley Oakey to assess your needs. Then, we’ll draft the various documents of your estate plan: will, trust, power of attorney, etc. Naples estate planning attorney Brantley Oakey will go over these documents with you to make sure they meet your needs.
Probate Service | Price Varies
If you’ve had a loved one pass, we can provide probate service. Probate is the process of finalizing the affairs of one’s estate. We work hard to handle the matter as quickly as possible. Visit our Naples Probate Attorney Page for more information on probate in Florida.
Asset Protection | Price Varies
In the litigious world in which we live, everyone needs to think about asset protection. With one mistake or one accident, everything you’ve worked for could be gone. Give yourself peace of mind knowing your family’s assets are protected. Naples estate planning attorney Brantley Oakey can help you make sure your assets are protected.
If you’re looking for a Naples estate planning attorney to provide these or any other services, call us today at 239-963-2897 or Fill out our Web Form and we’ll call you.
Frequently Asked Questions | Naples Estate Planning Attorney
What is Probate?
Probate is the process of administering an estate. It is a process that can last four months or more and includes creating an inventory of estate assets, paying creditors, distributing the estate property, etc. The costs of probate are the fees for a probate attorney, the fees for a personal representative, court costs, etc. Naples estate planning attorney Brantley Oakey can help you minimize both the expense and hassle that your family will experience upon your passing with a comprehensive estate plan.
What Will Happen to My Estate If I Don’t Have a Will?
Without a will, your estate will be disbursed according to intestacy (state of being without a will) laws of Florida. In other words, there is a default plan to disburse property for everyone who dies without a will. This default plan may or may not be agreeable to you. It’s always wise to meet with a Naples estate planning attorney to determine how the intestacy laws will affect you.
What is Involved in Estate Planning?
Estate planning is the process for planning what will happen with your estate upon your passing. It comprises planning for taxation issues, asset protection, distribution of your property, probate, etc. You’ll want to have a consultation with a Naples estate planning attorney to assess your needs.
Is it Possible to Avoid Probate?
Yes. If you create a revocable trust, then your estate can be administered without going through the probate process. The living trust is a remarkable tool for estate planning. A good naples estate planning attorney can help you create the trust now and transfer all of your assets to the trust, so you there is nothing to be probated when you pass. Whatever money you spend now to create the trust now will most likely be meager in comparison to the fees that probate would require.