_Florida Trusts and Estates Attorney Helping You Plan
Preserving your family’s wealth for future generations Whether you are planning regarding your future medical care or establishing support for loved ones upon your death, Ian L. Gilden, P.A. can help with all aspects of Trusts and Estates, including:
Choosing the appropriate personal representative
Choosing the appropriate trustee
_Securing your legacy You work hard for your family, so knowing that you have planned for their long-term well-being and financial security can bring you comfort. I thoroughly analyze your estate and discuss with you the best means of transferring your assets, establishing guardianship for your children, caring for your pets, supporting personal philanthropic causes and protecting your loved ones. I can refer you to certified accountants, financial advisors, and insurance professionals, if necessary, to assist in your planning.
Preparing your living will Your living will provides instructions for medical intervention should you become incapacitated. This ensures that when you are most vulnerable, your wishes will be honored.
Preparing your will A will is essential at every stage of your life. Your last will provides the opportunity to distribute your property, establish care for your children and otherwise express your wishes upon your death. A will is necessary if you intend to leave property to a person other than a blood relative. If you die without a will, the court determines how your property is distributed, potentially who cares for your children and even what happens to your pet, resulting in decisions that might not reflect your wishes and goals. I can prepare wills and other planning documents to assist you to attain your estate planning goals.
Changing your will As your life changes, so might your estate plan. You may need to update your will throughout your life. I prepare codicils that address changes in your financial situation, marital status, number of children, philanthropic interests and general lifestyle decisions.
Appointment of a guardian If you have minor children, your Will allows you to provide provisions regarding their future care. This is especially crucial if you are a single parent or if both parents die in a common incident. If you do not name a guardian, the court may appoint a guardian for your children which could result in decisions adverse to your ultimate parenting goals.
Contact an experienced estate planning law firm that cares about you, Ian L. Gilden, P.A. For estate planning services in Lake Mary, Florida and throughout the Orlando area, call Ian L. Gilden, P.A. at 407-732-7600 or contact me online to schedule an appointment.