Larry F. Witte

Trusts & Estates

Skilled Lighthouse Point Florida Trusts and Estates Attorney Protects Your Assets

Broward County estate planning law firm

As a recognized trusts and estates leader, the Law Offices of Larry F. Witte, P.A. helps create secure futures for Florida families. Our lawyer draws on more than three decades of combined experience to provide a diverse group of clients with a comprehensive array of estate planning services, including help with wills and trusts, powers of attorney, healthcare surrogate designations, and living wills. From our office in Lighthouse Point, we work diligently to safeguard our clients’ assets and avoid the complications that can occur when final instructions are not explicitly and accurately recorded. We will make the process easy for you and identify creative solutions that you might not have considered in ensuring your estate and loved ones are protected.

Lighthouse Point attorney advises on will preparation and drafting

A will is essential at every stage of your life, providing you the opportunity to distribute your property, establish care for your minor children, and otherwise express your wishes for what will happen upon your death. Our firm assists with each aspect of will preparation and execution, including:

  • Drafting — We have the experience and knowledge to create a document that not only meets legal standards, but also addresses your unique concerns regarding issues such as tax consequences and charitable bequests.
  • Probate — Our firm advises personal representatives and executors so that they can carry out their legal duties efficiently. Whether you are handling a small estate or one with numerous complex assets, we will help you avoid unnecessary delay and expense as you fulfill the decedent’s wishes.
  • Revisions — People who have prepared a will often neglect to make important updates that reflect changes in relationships and finances. If you have not reviewed your will recently, we can work with you to determine whether your instructions are current and ensure that appropriate revisions are made.

If you die without a will, the court determines under Florida laws of intestacy how your property is distributed, who cares for your children, and even what happens to your beloved pet. It is always better to ensure your wishes are specified legally in a valid will so that the state does not determine what happens to your property and loved ones when you pass.

Knowledgeable adviser creates living trusts to simplify property transfers

Depending on your specific situation, a living trust might be an appropriate device to shift your assets legally while maintaining use of them for the rest of your life. Some trusts can ensure that your intended beneficiaries obtain the property that you wish to leave to them without having to go through the probate process. There may also be tax benefits. Our personalized approach to estate planning means that we can devise a trust tailored to your preferences.

Contact a dedicated Florida trusts and estates attorney for a consultation

The Law Offices of Larry F. Witte, P.A. advises Florida clients on a full range of estate planning matters, including wills, trusts and guardianships. Please call 954-919-2438 or contact us online to schedule an appointment at our Lighthouse Point office.