Death is inevitable. This is a reality everyone must eventually contend with, no matter how uncomfortable it may be. One thing that may give you more peace of mind is knowing that your loved ones will not have to spend, potentially, years dealing with your estate and associated affairs after you pass. Unfortunately, many people die without having created a will, a living trust or any other key financial instructions.
One of a few reasons you should consider an estate plan include avoiding probate, which is time consuming, expensive and is a public proceeding in which anyone can make a claim against your estate. Other reasons to devise an estate plan include minimizing taxes, setting up care for dependent children, making a plan for continued care of your beloved pet(s) and being able to choose how to distribute your remaining assets… Read more
Attorney O’Connor has extensive experience with estate planning and probate law and is available to serve you in Tampa Bay, Brandon, Kissimmee, Lakeland, Plant City, Hillsborough County, Pinellas County, Polk County and Osceola County.