Estate Planning Attorney in Miami Beach, FL
Whether you own a large estate or a normal single-family home, estate planning is beneficial for any person. At Ally M. Glaser P.A., I offer straightforward, experienced legal advice, guidance, and assistance so that you can rest assured your wishes toward healthcare, finances, child custody, and inheritance are met. I serve the Miami Beach, FL, area.
What Is Estate Planning?
Your estate is any assets you own, such as your home, car, insurance policies, and personal belongings. However, estate planning is more than planning for what happens to your assets in case of your death. Estate planning also plans for child custody arrangements, as well as healthcare and financial agreements in case you’re disabled and unable to make decisions anymore.
Estate planning sets out what you wish for your future, your family’s future, and your estate’s future. Don’t wait until you reach a specific age. Estate planning is ideal for anyone, whether you’re single, newly wed, middle-aged, or retired.
Did You Move To Florida From Another State Or Country?
If you moved from another state or country and had your will or estate plan done there, it must be recreated in compliance with Florida law.
When Is The Best Time To Do Your Will Or Estate Plan?
The best time to plan your estate is now. Roughly 70% of Americans die intestate, which means dying without leaving a will or trust. Without a trust, all the decisions about who distributes your assets and how they are distributed are made by the legal system, a court-appointed executor, and a judge.
What Are The Five Basic Estate Planning Documents And How Can They Help You?
Protects you in the case of death, disability, and disappearance. Avoids costly and time-consuming probate. Protects children from inheriting too much too soon. Assists with tax planning, future planning, business planning. Consolidates assets in numerous states; for example, vacation homes or bank accounts.
Pour Over Will
Allows you to appoint a legal guardian for minor children. Moves assets into your trust at death. Addresses burial plans.
Power of Attorney
Provides protection when you are living, but unable to manage your financial matters and/or business.
Health Care Surrogate
Names the person who makes health care decisions for you if you are unable to do so.
Health Care Directive
States your wishes regarding medical treatment and preferences, and assist the healthcare surrogate when making a decision on your behalf.
If you want to discuss your estate planning needs, please reach out to an experienced estate planning attorney at Ally M. Glaser P.A. I can go over your current estate situation and help you set up the relevant documents, trusts, and protections. Please call me at 305-532-1096 or fill out the online form to get started.