Boca Raton Estate Planning:
Yanitza Schoonover is an experienced Boca Raton estate planning lawyer who focuses her practice on probate administration, probate litigation and Boca Raton estate planning matters.
It is never too early to make arrangements for your future. Many people go through life believing that they do not need to create an estate plan because we are too young or have no assets. An estate plan is important to have because we never know what tomorrow will bring and the goal would be to make sure our family or loved ones do not have to worry about the future. Creating an estate plan is a practical way to ensure that your wishes are honored. Without an estate plan, your healthcare and financial decisions during life might not be followed and your assets post death will be distributed according to Florida’s intestacy laws. When planning your estate, there are some key documents that will ensure your wishes for your estate to be honored.
There are several important documents that can be prepared to help an individual prepare for different life scenarios. One of those documents is the Durable power of attorney, this particular document allows someone to act on the principle’s behalf and is effective until the principle passes away or until they act to revoke the power they’ve granted to their agent. This particular document allows a third party, an agent to make financial and legal decisions on the principle’s behalf.
The Designation of Health Care Surrogate is another important document that should be considered in preparing for different life scenarios. This document gives an agent permission to make medical decisions for an individual when they are unable to make them for themselves. There are several other documents that should be discussed with an attorney to determine what is best for your individual plan.
Boca Raton Estate Planning Lawyer
Boca Raton is a city located in Southern Palm Beach County. As on 2020, the population in Boca Raton is 97,422. Boca Raton is known to be one of the wealthiest places in South Florida. The name Boca Raton translates to Rats Mouth or some call it Mouse Mouth. The climate in Boca Raton is a tropical rainforest climate which is hot and wet in the summers and warm and dry in the winters. Boca Raton has a wonderful history, as a city was the creation of architect Addison Mizner (many of the landmarks in Boca Raton are named after him). Prior to Addison Mizner, Boca Raton was an unincorporated farming town. Boca Raton also is the home to Gumbo Limbo Environmental Complex, an environmental education center. In addition to the sea tanks, butterfly garden and boardwalk trail through the hammocks complete with an observation tower, Gumbo Limbo also houses a research facility run by FAU where students study coral reefs, sea turtles, sharks, sea grass and other marine-related subjects. If the residents of Boca Raton would need to go through probate it would take place in the Palm Beach County probate court division. The probate court in Pal Beach County has a large number of cases, however, it is very user friendly to navigate through. They have several procedures that were put into place to allow the cases to be completed in a timely manner.
Contact an experienced Boca Raton estate planning lawyer today to discuss your situation and find out how we can help guide you through this process.
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