Practice Areas

Estate Planning

Sarasota Estate Planning Law Firm: Here to Help You Plan Ahead In determining the distribution of your assets, there are a number of estate planning tools we can help you with at our law firm in Sarasota, Florida. For an overview, here are the ones we work with most of the time. Last Will & [..]

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Last Will & Testament

Our Sarasota Attorneys Prepare For You Your Last Will & Testament A will is a way for you to control what happens to your assets when you die. You are the Testator and specifically articulate how you want your assets distributed. You can choose not to leave a specific heir any of your assets. In [..]

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Revocable Trusts

Your Estate May Benefit From a Revocable Trust Prepared by Sarasota Attorneys A revocable trust provides a way for you to control your assets during your life time while at the same time making it possible for your heirs to avoid probate and save on taxes when you die. Even though there are many advantages [..]

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Irrevocable Trusts

Sarasota Attorneys Prepare Irrevocable Trusts Which Provide Asset Protection The very term “irrevocable” may make you resistant to the idea of such a trust. Although the trust cannot be changed or revoked, if you name a person you truly trust as your trustee, your assets can be protected and you will not have to liquidate [..]

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Powers of Attorney

Your Power of Attorney Authorizes Someone Else to Make Decisions for You A power of Attorney is a written legal document in which you give someone you trust, called your agent, the power to make decisions for you when you are unable to make them for yourself. We prepare the document according to your direction [..]

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Health Care Surrogate

A Health Care Surrogate Makes Health Care Decisions When You are Incapacitated When you prepare a Health Care Surrogate, you are the principal and the person you designate to make health care decisions for you is called a surrogate. The surrogate makes health care decisions on your behalf when you are incapacitated and unable to [..]

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Living Will

Sarasota Attorneys Draft Your Living Will For End-of-Life Care Directions A Living Will is similar to a Health Care Surrogate but specifically applies only to end-of-life care if you have an end-stage condition, have a terminal disease or are in a persistent vegetative state from which there is no expectation that you will ever recover. [..]

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Do Not Resuscitate Orders

Sarasota Attorneys for Do Not Resuscitate Orders Do Not Resuscitate Orders (hereinafter “DNRO”) are governed by: Florida Statute Chapter 401, titled “Medical Telecommunications and Transportation” Section 401.45(3)(a), titled “Denial of Medical Treatment; Civil Liability”; and, Florida Administrative Code Section 64J-2.018, titled “Do Not Resuscitate Order Form and Patient Identification Device”. A DNRO form is used by [..]

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Medicaid Planning

Sarasota Medicaid Planning Attorney Our firm is dedicated to assisting families in qualifying their loved ones for Medicaid payment of their nursing home expenses. Qualifying for Medicaid coverage for nursing home expenses is a detailed, time-consuming process. We offer assistance to families who currently have a loved one in a nursing home, OR who are contemplating [..]

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Probate Administration

For Probate Administration of Probate Assets, Contact Our Sarasota Attorneys In Florida, the probate court oversees the distribution of a decedent’s assets and payment of his or her debts. If there is a will, the court makes certain the personal representative distributes assets according to the wishes of the decedent. If there is no will, [..]

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Trust Administration

Sarasota Attorneys for Trust Administration of Decedent’s Trust Assets Under certain circumstances, a decedent’s trust assets may be used to pay creditors, federal estate taxes and the costs of probate administration. Trustees have duties to perform including filing a Notice of Trust with the court in the county where the decedent died. The purpose of [..]

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Guardianship

Sarasota Attorneys Assist with Guardianship of an Incapacitated Person If a person appears to be incapacitated, and does not have a Living Will, Durable Power of Attorney or trust designating someone to make decisions on his or her behalf, a concerned person may petition the court to become guardian. Any adult who is capable of [..]

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Buying A Home

Sarasota Real Estate Attorneys for Buying a Florida Home Buying a home may be the biggest single investment of your lifetime. Your life’s savings may be invested in this one venture. Thus, it is extremely important that you, the prospective buyer, use the greatest caution in buying a home. For your protection, it is suggested you [..]

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Deeds

Sarasota Attorneys Prepare Deeds Efficiently Transferring Real Property There are a number of different deeds relative to the sale and purchase of real estate and transfer of ownership that can be used to meet specific needs. A Traditional Life Estate Deed is one that may work for you. A deed that is available in Florida [..]

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