Probate

Our Palm Beach County probate attorney can assist you and your family with a variety of issues related to probate, including estate planning, elder law, and probate estates. Our Florida probate attorney helps protect your assets and your family after your death or incapacitation. We can also help protect your assets during your lifetime with a variety of estate planning tools. Do not allow the state of Florida decide what happens to your estate after your death. Do not allow state law to dictate what your family can and cannot do if you are unable to make financial or healthcare decisions.

Call The Eaton Family Law Firm at 561-420-8500 (24/7) to request a free consultation to learn more about estate planning and probate in Florida.

Estate Planning Services

Estate planning is much more than writing a will. Estate planning is about ensuring your wishes are carried out after your death or incapacitation while protecting your family and your assets. Our Palm Beach County estate planning attorney helps you choose the tools that will accomplish your goals and provide you with the estate plan that meets your needs. Common documents that we may suggest you include in an estate plan are:

  • Last Will and Testament This is one of the most important documents you need in an estate plan. Without a will, Florida’s intestate laws dictate how your estate is administered. In other words, the state decides what happens to your property instead of you or your family.
  • Durable Power of Attorney — A power of attorney allows an agent to act on your behalf. A durable power of attorney gives your agent the right to transact business in your name, even if you are incapacitated. A power of attorney ends upon your death.
  • Health Care Directive — Sometimes this is referred to as a Health Care Power of Attorney. The health care directive allows you to give an individual the power to make decisions related to your medical care for you if you are incapacitated or otherwise unable to make the decisions for yourself.
  • Living Will — A living will gives you the power to make end of life decisions regarding life-sustaining health care before you become incapacitated. You can also appoint someone to carry out your wishes.
  • Trusts — The use of trusts is becoming very common to protect assets during and after death. There are a variety of trusts you may use, including living trusts, special needs trusts, pet trusts, and irrevocable trusts.

We can tailor an estate plan using these documents and other tools to ensure you have the plan that you want for you and your family.

Representation in Probate Matters

In addition to estate planning, our attorneys assist you in probate matters, including estate administration and probate litigation. The probate process can be overwhelming and frustrating, especially when dealing with an intestate estate or estates involving trusts, underage heirs, and other special situations. Our probate attorney can help you prepare and file the necessary forms to probate your loved one’s estate. Instead of trying to complete complex forms and worry about deadlines and requirements, let our firm do this for you so that you can focus on the healing process and the rest of your family.

In some cases, you may be faced with probate litigation. Our firm can represent you or assist you in filing an objection or claim in an estate. We understand the complex probate laws and how to protect your best interest in all probate matters.

Call an Experienced West Palm Beach Probate Attorney

For a free consultation, call The Eaton Family Law Firm at 561-420-8500 (24/7). We have extensive experience in estate planning, probate administration, and probate litigation.

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