Organized And Skilled Estate Planning And Probate Attorneys
Estate planning is about more than what happens to your possessions. You want the peace of mind that comes with knowing your loved ones are provided for in your absence. You want to be sure that your family-run business will stay in the family and that the new owner will not face legal obstacles. You need to feel prepared for late-life contingencies like incapacity or nursing home care. At Pilka Adams & Reed, P.A., we understand these important goals and are ready to help you achieve them.
We Offer A Wide Variety Of Estate Planning Services
Our experienced attorneys provide comprehensive services and representation in estate planning and probate matters, including assistance with:
- Wills and trusts
- Will updates and amendments (codicils)
- Business succession
- Transfer of family assets
- Estate and gift tax planning
- Pensions and other retirement benefits
- Powers of attorney
- Health care advance directives (also called living wills) and chosen surrogates
- Life insurance
- Selection of heirs and beneficiaries
Many clients are not sure which documents and legal instruments they will need, and that’s not a problem. Our attorneys will help you make these decisions after speaking with you about your unique circumstances, needs and goals.
Experienced And Caring Guidance Through Probate
Correctly transferring all the decedent’s property is not always easy. If you’ve been named as the executor or personal representative of your loved one’s estate, our qualified probate attorneys will help you navigate the probate process accurately and efficiently. We can even help you settle the estate when there is no will. This is known as intestate distribution.
The duties of a personal representative can be very complex and time-consuming, made all the more difficult by the grief that you are likely experiencing. Our caring and compassionate lawyers can tend to many of these duties for you, leaving you free to focus on caring for yourself and others during this challenging time.
Speak With Our Attorneys Today
For information about estate planning, asset protection and probate laws, please schedule a confidential consultation online or by calling our law offices in Brandon, Tampa, or Lakeland at 813-502-1097. We serve clients throughout west Florida and the area south of Orlando.