Judy-Ann Smith Law Firm, P.A

Estate planning and probate do not have to be intimidating processes. At Judy-Ann Smith Law Firm, P.A, our estate planning attorneys have experience planning and administering all types of estates — from small and straightforward to large and complex. We guide you through the process, keep you informed and make your goals and expectations our top priority.

Too often, people put off estate and incapacity planning for too long. But when a person passes away, becomes ill or injured or is otherwise incapacitated without an estate plan, it can create a great deal of uncertainty and difficulty for loved ones. Planning for succession and incapacity early is a cost-effective way to give yourself and your family peace of mind, to guide your loved ones and to ensure that the people and causes you care about receive the benefits of your estate. A comprehensive estate plan includes:

• Wills
• Trusts
• Nonprobate assets
• Gifts
• Charitable contributions
• Powers of attorney
• Helping families care for aged, ill or disabled loved ones

Unfortunately, once a person becomes incapacitated, simple estate planning is no longer an option. In these cases, the family may find itself in the difficult position of needing to care for and making decisions for a loved one, but lacking the legal authority to do so. A guardianship attorney in Judy-Ann Smith Law Firm, P.A can help you through the process of establishing a guardianship for your loved one. While this can be a heart-wrenching process, our guardianship lawyers strive to provide these services in a sympathetic and supportive manner.

Simplifying the probate process
The death of a loved one carries numerous legal implications, especially for the person nominated as executor. If you are responsible for administering the estate of a recently deceased loved one, you may feel lost among all the tax returns, accountings, reports and other legal requirements. But at Judy-Ann Smith Law Firm, P.A, our probate and estate planning lawyers have experience handling all types of estates. We can guide you through the process, and assist you in avoiding common mistakes and resolving disputes that may arise. You can count on a probate and estate planning lawyer from Judy-Ann Smith Law Firm, P.A to keep you informed and to help reduce the stress of the probate process.

Contact us for experienced estate and incapacity planning advice
Planning for incapacity and succession is a duty we all must face. Judy-Ann Smith Law Firm, P.A provides comprehensive estate planning, probate and guardianship services to help our clients plan for the future or manage the affairs of an incapacitated or recently deceased loved one. Our principles guide every area of our practice, and our clients appreciate and value our unique approach. Call us today or contact us online to schedule a consultation regarding your legal issue. You can count on us for our values as well as our professionalism and competence.

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