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Estate Planning and Probate

Bounds Law Offices estate planning attorneys are experienced in the preparation of numerous estate planning tools, including the Last Will and Testament, Revocable Living Trusts, Durable Powers of Attorney, Health Care Surrogate Designations, and Living Wills. In addition we provide for some of the more “sophisticated” estate planning tools, such as Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts, Family Limited Partnerships, Charitable Remainder Trusts, Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts, Gifting Trusts, Dynasty Trusts, Qualified Personal Residence Trusts, and Special Needs Trusts, just to name a few. Our job is to use these tools and effectively communicate to you how the use of those tools can help you achieve the unique needs of your personalized estate planning goals We strive to anticipate potential problems in probate or guardianship situations and to structure an estate plan which minimizes such problems. In addition, our firm offers assistance in Florida probate proceedings and is dedicated to making the legal process as effortless as possible following the death of a family member.

A thoughtfully considered estate plan must address every conceivable possibility whether your issues involve the minimization of taxes upon your death, providing for your spouse or partner if you predecease her/him, providing for your minor children or grandchildren in case something happens to you, the protection of your assets from aggressive creditors or a greedy relative, ensuring that your spouse or life partner does not end up in business with your business partner or his/her spouse if you die, and countless other variables, many of which you may not have thought of or contemplated before. We will help you determine the best course of action for both the expected and unexpected factors that may arise. Our attorneys are here to help you navigate those sometimes difficult waters and assist you with devising the most efficient estate plan to suit your needs, goals, and objectives in life.