Probate & Estate Law
Putting Family First
We protect families and secure legacies.
Estates, Wills and Trusts represent more than just legal documents. They represent a lifetime of achievement, and help insure that a legacy is preserved for future generations. At JAP&C, our attorneys have developed an extensive practice in the areas of Wills, Trusts and Estates, representing multiple generations of long-term clients in this now very sophisticated area. Our attorneys are actively involved in advice and representation pertaining to, and preparation of documentation for, simple or complex Wills involving Trusts and Estate planning within their terms, Inter Vivos Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts, Family Trusts, Marital Trusts, and other available plans to implement a client’s goal to transfer assets, while simultaneously seeking to minimize estate or other succession taxes.
In addition to creating plans for distribution, and implementing those through the preparation of documentation and transfer of assets, the firm also represents Corporate and Individual Fiduciaries, Estate and Trust beneficiaries, or others having an interest in an Estate or trust situation where litigation is threatened or instituted. The firm has attorneys experienced in prosecuting or defending Will and Trust contests, construction of documents and judicial proceedings involving changes to charitable trusts to reflect changes in the law or in the appropriate beneficiaries or fiduciary.
Additionally, our attorneys are well-versed in the rules of Probate and Probate process, and know how important it is for the Probate estate Administration process to be completed as soon as reasonably possible, and as efficiently as possible. Our attorneys provide our clients with complete and timely probate information and legal advice regarding Florida law and probate, and the status and activities of each Florida probate case, and are able to counsel clients on each phase of the Probate and Estate Administration process.
Estate Planning services include:
- Drafting and Revising Wills and Trusts
- Probate and Estate Administration Services
- Probate Litigation, Contested Will Disputes
- Advance Directives
- Health Care Directives (“Living Wills”)
- Powers of Attorney