Coconut Creek Estate Planning:
Yanitza Schoonover is an experienced Coconut Creek estate planning lawyer who focuses her practice on probate administration, probate litigation and Coconut Creek 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.
Coconut Creek Estate Planning Lawyer
Coconut Creek is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. Situated 37 miles north of Miami, it had a population of 57,833 in 2020. It is part of the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city seceded from Pompano Beach in the 1960s. It is nicknamed "Butterfly Capital of the World" because it is home to Butterfly World, the world's largest butterfly aviary, with over 80 species and 20,000 individual butterflies. The city took its name from the coconut trees, that were planted in the area by early developers. Robert E. Bateman, one of the developers, named Coconut Creek after combining the names of Miami-Dade County's village of Indian Creek and the Miami neighborhood of Coconut Grove. According to the Köppen climate classification, Coconut Creek has a tropical savanna climate. The warmest month of the year is August with an average maximum temperature of 93 °F, while the coldest month of the year is January with an average minimum temperature of 58 °F. The annual average precipitation at Coconut Creek is 57.27 inches. Summer months tend to be wetter than winter months. The wettest month of the year is June with an average rainfall of 7.31 Inches. If a resident of Coconut Creek would need to have their estate go through probate, they would most likely end up in the probate court in Broward County located in downtown ft. Lauderdale. The probate court in Broward 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 Coconut Creek estate planning lawyer today to discuss your situation and find out how we can help guide you through this process.
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