Wills and Trusts Attorney
Lehn Law P.A. is an estate planning law firm serving Englewood, Port Charlotte, Manatee and Sarasota areas
Everyone should have a will, regardless of whether they have children or a large estate. Without a will, other assets will be distributed according to Florida Statutes in the event of your death.
- This makes it difficult for your family to close your estate, and may leave them without the assets you would like them to have.
Joseph W. Lehn, LL.M Elder Law, has experience in creating wills and trusts is ready to assist you in protecting your family and your assets.
What Is A Will?
A will is a document that lists how your property will be distributed in the event of your death. A will can do many things, including:
- specify how you want your property divided at your passing
- who will be the guardian of your children if your spouse passes away
- Preference to cremation or burial
- Who will handle your affairs upon your death
A will can help you ensure that your wishes are carried out, even after your death.
What Is A Trust?
A trust is the creation of a legal “entity” that owns property for a specific purpose.
In the case of a testamentary trust, certain assets are placed into the trust after they are probated. This is the type of trust that is created if funds are going into a trust until a child reaches a certain age.
A living trust is one that you create when you are alive, and it is unrelated to your last will and testament.
An experienced Florida estate planning attorney can guide you in developing a will and/or trust.
At Lehn Law, P.A. we will thoroughly evaluate your particular case and let you know what legal options you have available to you.