The Law Offices of Matthew J. Jowanna, P.A. specializes in wills and trusts for clients in Pasco County, Florida. We provide each client with personalized estate plans that are tailored to meet their individual needs. With our comprehensive estate planning services, we’ll help you create a plan that will ensure your legacy is secure and protected.
Estate planning in Pasco County, Florida involves creating legally binding documents that dictate how a person’s assets and property will be managed and distributed upon their death or incapacity. Estate planning allows individuals to specify their wishes, such as who will inherit their assets or who will care for their minor children. The primary goal of estate planning is to provide peace of mind and ensure that one’s wishes are carried out according to their directives. Different types of estate planning documents used in Pasco County include wills, trusts, powers of attorney and healthcare proxies. By working with a knowledgeable estate planning attorney at The Law Offices of Matthew J. Jowanna, P.A., individuals can create a customized plan tailored to their unique circumstances and ensure that their assets are managed and distributed according to their wishes.
A will is a legally binding document that allows individuals to specify how their assets and property should be distributed upon their death. Through a will, you can designate who will inherit your property, appoint guardians for minor children and name an executor who will manage the estate according to your wishes. Without a validly executed will, state law determines how your assets are distributed upon your passing. Writing a will is considered one of the most essential elements of estate planning, as it allows you to protect yourself, your loved ones and your assets.
A trust is a legal instrument that allows individuals to manage and protect their assets during their lifetime and after death. Trusts are used to transfer property, avoid probate, reduce or eliminate estate taxes, provide asset protection and allow for control of property during an individual’s lifetime. Trusts also allow individuals to designate beneficiaries who will inherit their assets upon their passing. There are many different types of trusts with varying rules, regulations and tax implications. Tt is important that you work with an experienced estate planning attorney to ensure the trust meets your needs.
Hiring an experienced estate planning attorney is one of the most important steps you can take when creating or updating your will or trust. An attorney can help you understand the legal implications of a will or trust and ensure that all of your assets are properly conveyed according to your wishes. Additionally, an estate planning attorney can provide valuable advice on how to handle complex assets and anticipate potential obstacles that could affect the validity of your plan. Working with an experienced estate planning attorney at The Law Offices of Matthew J. Jowanna, P.A. gives you peace of mind knowing that your documents meet all local and state requirements.
When preparing your estate plan, you should expect to have a thorough conversation with us about your assets and what you would like to accomplish with your estate plan. If a trust is a good choice for you, we will then explain the different types of trusts available and help you choose the best one for your specific situation. Once the trust is set up, it is important to keep it up-to-date by making any necessary changes as life circumstances change. Additionally, we will discuss other documents that may need to be included in your estate plan such as a power of attorney document or healthcare directives. With an experienced estate planning attorney on your side, you can be confident that all aspects of your estate plan are taken into consideration and executed properly.
At The Law Offices of Matthew J. Jowanna, P.A., we have three decades of experience in the legal field. Our team is passionate about providing high-quality legal services and personalized attention to each client. We are dedicated to helping you secure your legacy and protect your loved ones. With our experienced team and personalized approach, we can help you create the perfect plan for your estate.