Fort Myers Estate Planning Lawyer
Plan for Your Future Today
At The Dorcey Law Firm, PLC, we understand that you want to protect and provide for your family, even after you are no longer physically able to do so. Through the use of estate planning documents like wills and trusts, we are prepared to assist you in complex planning, legacy planning and simple planning for your future as well as the future of your loved ones. Even if you are a resident of another state, we can help you care for your parents or grandparents currently residing in Fort Myers both now and in the future. Because we focus on providing probate and estate planning services, we are able to assist you in even the most complex matters of planning for your family or honoring your late loved ones' wishes.
Helping Residents of Lee County
To help you provide for your family in the future, we can assist you in protecting your property now. There are a variety of steps you can take to safeguard your assets, and a Fort Myers estate planning attorney can help you choose the best form of
asset protection for your needs. Regardless of the route you choose, we can assist you in safeguarding your property against lawsuits, creditors, the probate process and the IRS. Florida is a particularly debtor-friendly state, providing such protection as the Homestead exemption, and we can help you preserve your assets locally. Additionally, we can assist you in securing your property domestically and offshore.
Instead of providing you with generic legal advice about each option, our legal team provides clients with individualized services. Our firm can personally review your assets and the amount of control you would like to maintain over them and then select the best method of protection for your needs. We understand that you have worked hard to earn and maintain your property, and we want to assist you in passing that down to your children and other loved ones.
The Florida Probate Process
We understand that losing a loved one is difficult and dealing with their assets while you are still grieving can be stressful and emotionally draining. If you are serving as a personal representative to a loved one's estate, we can walk you through the probate process step by step with patient and experience counsel. If he or she did not leave a valid will, we understand that it may be even more difficult to honor your late relative's last wishes. We have helped more than 2,400 clients and we understand Florida intestate law and are well-equipped to assist you in managing and distributing the property as efficiently as possible. Whether you are the personal representative, also called an executor in some states, or the trustee, our firm can help you administer an estate or trust. Additionally, we can negotiate and aggressively represent your best interests if you are involved in
estate and trust litigation.
Estate & Trust Litigation in Fort Myers
We understand that losing a loved one can raise serious issues for everyone involved, and we can help ensure that every aspect of the estate and trust administration process is legally completed. If you are a beneficiary of an estate or trust, the personal representative or trustee has a fiduciary duty to act in your best interest. If a personal representative or trustee chooses to abuse the power of the position, he or she may be charged with a breach of fiduciary duty, such as
concealment of assets, which may lead to serious consequences.
Your inheritance may have both economic and personal value to you, and we can assist you in obtaining what is rightfully yours whether it is through tactful negotiation or aggressive litigation. Working with co-counsel across the state of Florida, our firm can help you with a variety of matters, including will contests and
Experience You Can Trust in Fort Myers, FL
With experience helping thousands of clients with their probate and estate planning needs, we are well prepared to assist you. As a member of WealthCounsel, our attorney understands the importance of your financial situation and can help you protect what you have and use it to help build a lasting legacy for your family. Clients come first at our firm, and we can provide you with the individualized attention you deserve. Because every client's case is different, we take the time to carefully review their circumstances and provide them with counsel based on their unique situations. If you would like to learn more about how we can assist with your case, complete a free case evaluation from The Dorcey Law Firm, PLC today!