Organized And Skilled Estate Planning And Probate Attorneys

Our Brandon and Lakeland estate planning and probate law firm provides a personal approach to one of the most important legal decisions a person can make.

At Pilka & Associates, P.A., we know the importance of ensuring the proper transfer of family assets, the orderly succession of a family-owned business, protecting the future of loved ones and avoiding probate. We offer a variety of effective estate planning tools and techniques to Florida families, individuals and businesses. A probate attorney or estate planning lawyer from either of our Lakeland or Brandon, Florida, offices provides experience, knowledge and practical guidance on the most complex estate planning and probate issues.

Our Estate Planning Practice

We assist individuals, including domestic partners and business owners, with estate planning and probate needs, including:

  • Estates
  • Trust planning
  • Guardianship
  • Transfer of family assets
  • Succession
  • Death tax
  • Pensions
  • Life insurance
  • Gift and estate taxes
  • Heirs and beneficiary selection
  • Wills
  • Codicils
  • Health care directives
  • Powers of attorney
  • Intestate distribution
  • Affidavits
  • Guardianship
  • Living wills
  • Health care surrogate
  • Probate court
  • Conservatorship

In addition, when it's time for the administration and settlement of an estate, we are there to provide compassionate personal support and counsel.

The Probate Services We Provide

Probate is the legal process by which an individual's debts are paid and assets are distributed to beneficiaries upon his or her death. All property titled solely in the decedent's name is considered an asset of the probate estate, which owns these assets until their final distribution.

For estate tax purposes, an estate is defined as the total collection of a decedent's assets whether or not they are subject to probate. Administration of the decedent's estate is the distribution of both the decedent's probate and nonprobate assets. To ensure that a decedent's estate assets are transferred properly, one should seek a qualified probate law firm such as Pilka & Associates, P.A.

Call Our Experienced Estate Planning Lawyers

For information about estate planning, asset protection and probate laws, please schedule a confidential consultation by calling our law offices in Brandon, Florida, at 863-236-9321 or in Lakeland, Florida, at 863-236-9321, or contact Pilka & Associates, P.A., online.