St. Petersburg Estate Planning Lawyer
Estate planning is for everyone, and while it’s never too early to start planning, waiting too long can be disastrous to you and your loved ones. Legacy Protection Lawyers is here to help you complete thorough, thoughtful and effective estate planning to make sure you are taken care of during your lifetime, while those you love are looked after when you are gone. Learn more about our Tampa Bay estate planning services below, and contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our St. Petersburg estate planning lawyers and get started creating the estate plan that is right for you.
- Advance Directive
- Asset Protection
- Business Succession
- Estate Planning Resources For Professionals
- Long-Term Care Planning
- Outside General Counsel
- Trust Planning
- Wealth Preservation
Comprehensive Tampa Bay estate planning
At Legacy Protection Lawyers, we take time to get to know you, explore your needs for the future, and understand your wishes regarding every aspect of your estate plan. We advise you on your options and create the right set of documents for comprehensive, effective estate planning. Our main areas of focus include:
Wills – Decide where you want your property to go after you die, whether to family, friends, charities, educational institutions or elsewhere. Appoint a guardian for your minor children, and designate whom you would like to serve as the personal representative of your estate.
Advance Directives – Make important decisions about how you would like your financial and legal affairs handled if you become incapacitated, and what kinds of medical procedures you would or would not want. Choose people you know and trust to make decisions on your behalf regarding your health care and finances. We’ll draft the appropriate powers of attorney, health care surrogate designations, living wills and DNROs that reflect your wishes.
Trusts – Distribute your property outside of probate, saving time and money to the beneficiaries of your estate. Also, keep your estate plan out-of-court and confidential. Engage in tax planning, charitable and gift planning, and make sure those who inherit your estate are fully-equipped to deal with their inheritance responsibly and in accordance with your wishes.
Long-Term Care Planning – Should you ever need long-term care in a nursing home or assisted living facility, we’ll help you take steps to ensure you can afford this expensive form of care without sacrificing your personal living expenses or life savings for your spouse, and without spending the legacy and inheritance you always hoped to leave behind.
We’re all about Planning
Legacy Protection Lawyers is here for you with a wide range of planning services, legal advice and assistance to set you up for success in life. Contact our St. Petersburg offices to learn more about the following:
Asset Protection – Danger to your estate can come in many forms, suddenly and unexpectedly. Make sure your valuable assets are protected from creditors, divorce, taxes or the costs of a serious illness. We utilize a variety of tools and services to protect your assets, including premarital agreements, family limited partnerships, LLCs, trusts and more.
Wealth Preservation – Don’t get penalized for working hard and amassing a large estate. We engage in complex, advanced planning to create the right kinds of trusts and advise you on the best moves to make to preserve the wealth you’ve spent a lifetime accumulating.
Business Succession – Leaving a family business to future generations is more than leaving an inheritance; it’s leaving a way of life. Unfortunately, without proper planning, a business can be lost to taxes, lack of liquidity and other risks that arise during transfer. Our knowledgeable and experienced attorneys can help make sure your business ownership is transferred effectively and advantageously to you and the future owners, so your business can grow and thrive as long as you and your successors wish it to.
Guardianships – Our attorneys advise potential guardians and wards on the implications and effects of a guardianship and provide valuable assistance throughout the process so that the right type of guardianship is created to assist the ward as much as needed. Guardians take care of the person and the estate for individuals who are no longer capable of doing so on their own.
Outside General Counsel – Most businesses are small businesses, and most small businesses can’t afford their own in-house legal departments or general counsel. Legacy Protection Lawyers is your outside general counsel, advising you and working with you as needed in an affordable and efficient manner. No matter what you need, we’re here for the life of your business.
St. Petersburg Estate Planning Lawyers Planning for Your Life
For advice and assistance in estate planning in the Tampa Bay area, count on the knowledgeable, responsive and reliable estate planning attorneys at Legacy Protection Lawyers, in St. Petersburg at 727-471-5868. Schedule a consultation today.