Your Family, Your Legacy, Your Peace of Mind

No one wants to think about death, but planning is essential. If you die without a proper estate plan, unnecessary costs and strife may result. Family or creditors may end up fighting over your assets. Extra taxes or estate administration expenses may be incurred. Your wishes regarding the distribution of your estate may not be honored.

It does not have to be this way. Basic estate planning low-cost documents often avoid these problems. Do not wait any longer. Regardless of age, start planning for your legacy with documents such as wills, trusts, power of attorneys, and healthcare advanced directives.

Empower Yourself and Your Loved Ones

When executed correctly, your estate plan can be the most important gift you can leave to your loved ones. A well-crafted estate plan will preserve your assets, distribute them according to your wishes, avoid disputes, and minimize or avoid tax and administration expenses. You will have the peace of mind that you have done everything possible to provide for your family after your death.

Estate planning assures that your affairs are in order. At C.J. Hilliard Law, P.A., our Orlando and Central Florida legal team we will help you arrange your estate, so your assets are distributed to your loved ones efficiently and cost-effectively. We will also work with you to avoid or minimize the estate and gift tax consequences so your loved ones will receive more of your assets. In addition, we can help you put a plan in place if you become temporarily or permanently incapacitated.

Our Services include:

  • Advance healthcare directives
  • Estate and Gift Tax Planning
  • Guardianships
  • Life Estate Deeds (Lady Bird Deeds)
  • Life Insurance Trusts
  • Living Wills
  • Minor’s Trusts
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Pre-and Post-Nuptial Estate Planning Agreements
  • Revocable and Irrevocable Living Trusts
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Trusts for Grandchildren
  • Wills

Why is it Important to Update Your Estate Plan?

Life is constantly evolving, and an estate plan should be reviewed and updated regularly. Your intentions may have changed, or significant life events may necessitate revising or rewriting some of your documents. Some common reasons for updating your estate plan documents are marriage or divorce, the birth or adoption of a child, the death of a loved one, a change in your finances such as an inheritance, the purchase or sale of a business, or a change in tax laws.

Preventing Disputes

An estate plan is complicated, and documents must be well-drafted, current, and legally sound to be valid. After losing a loved one, emotions run high, and dispute resolution or litigation may be the only option if a disagreement arises. At C.J. Hilliard Law, P.A., we know that settling a dispute out of court saves time and money and can preserve relationships. However, if estate litigation is necessary, we can aggressively represent you throughout the court process.

At C.J. Hilliard Law, P.A., we understand that estate planning is a sensitive topic, and we are committed to treating each client with courtesy and compassion. Whether you are planning for the future or have an immediate crisis, we can help you find solutions to protect you and your family. Contact C.J. Hilliard Law, P.A., at (407) 656-1576 for a consultation at our Winter Garden, Florida office to discuss your estate planning needs.

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