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Florida Estate Planning and Probate Attorney Helping You Plan

Preserving your family’s wealth for future generations

Whether you’re planning the parameters of your future medical care or establishing support for loved ones upon your death, attorney Larry Bishins at Larry V. Bishins can help with all aspects of trusts and estates issues, including:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Durable Powers of Attorney
  • Preneed Guardian choices
  • Living Wills
  • Charitable Contributions
  • Probate of Estates
  • Developing the best strategy for fairly and expeditiously probating the estate
  • Paying estate taxes
  • Valuing, managing, preserving and liquidating the estate
  • Locating beneficiaries
  • Hiring experts, when appropriate

Securing your legacy

You work hard for your family, so knowing that you have planned for their long-term well-being and financial security can bring you comfort.  Larry V. Bishins thoroughly analyzes your estate and strategizes the best means of transferring your assets, minimizing taxes, caring for your pets, supporting personal philanthropic causes and protecting your loved ones.

Draft your living will and last will and testament

A will is essential at every stage of your life. Your living will sets the parameters for medical intervention should you become incapacitated. This assures that when you are most vulnerable, your wishes will be honored. Your last will provides the opportunity to distribute your property, establish care for your children and otherwise express your wishes upon your death. A will is necessary if you intend to leave property to a person or entity other than a blood relative, such as a domestic partner, a friend or a charity. If you die without a will, the court determines how your property is distributed, who cares for your children and even what happens to your pet – making decisions that might not reflect your desires. Larry V. Bishins can draft valid wills that ensure your intentions are honored.

Changing your will

As your life changes, so might your estate plan. You may need to update your will throughout your life. Larry V.  Bishins drafts valid codicils that address changes in your financial situation, marital status, number of children, philanthropic interests and general lifestyle decisions.

Valuing and managing the estate

Larry V. Bishins assists Personal Representatives with the arduous process of collecting, managing, valuing, protecting and liquidating assets of an estate. Larry V. Bishins has a team of experts available to assist in every aspect of estate probate. When appropriate, the firm calls upon accountants, financial advisors, real estate agents, property managers and other professionals to assist with a Personal Representative’ s duties. The firm can access expert opinions about unique assets such as antiques, rare books, automobiles and other collectables for accurate valuation, management and possible sale.

Probate disputes

Even for seemingly straightforward estates, disputes between beneficiaries sometimes arise. Larry V. Bishins’ seasoned experience can calm the emotionally charged process of probating a challenged will or disputed Personal Representative or judicial decision. Larry V. Bishins protects his clients’ beneficiary rights within the Florida probate court when doing so is necessary.

Contact an estate planning law firm you can trust, Larry V. Bishins

For estate planning services in Florida and throughout Fort Lauderdale and Broward County, call Larry V. Bishins at 954-772-7900 or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation.