Organized And Skilled Estate Planning And Probate Attorneys
At Pilka & Associates, P.A., we know the importance of transferring family assets, establishing succession of a family-run business and protecting your loved ones’ futures. Our lawyers provide a personalized approach to each of these important legal decisions you may need to make.
We offer a variety of effective estate planning tools and strategies for individuals, families and businesses. We provide experienced, knowledgeable and practical guidance on the most complex estate planning and probate issues.
Our Estate Planning Services
We assist individuals, including domestic partners and business owners, with estate planning and probate needs, including:
- Wills and trusts
- Business succession
- Transfer of family assets
- Estate and gift tax planning
- Pensions and other retirement benefits
- Life insurance
- Heirs and beneficiary selection
- Health care directives and surrogates
- Powers of attorney
- Living wills
- Intestate distribution
- Guardianship and conservatorship
When it is time for the administration and settlement of an estate, we are there to provide compassionate support and counsel.
Our Probate Services
The process by which the decedent’s debts are paid and assets are given to all named beneficiaries is called probate. All property titled in the decedent’s name is legally an asset of the probate estate. The probate estate owns these assets until their final distribution.
For estate tax purposes, an estate is the total collection of a decedent’s assets. This is true whether they are subject to probate or not. Administration of the decedent’s estate is the distribution of both the decedent’s probate and non-probate assets.
Correctly transferring all the decedent’s property is not always easy. Our qualified probate attorneys will help you navigate the probate process accurately and efficiently.
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 at 813-502-1097 or in Lakeland at 863-236-9321. We serve clients throughout south-central Florida.