Living Wills and Advance Health Care Directives
While one is alert and aware of his or her circumstances and personal preferences, Florida Law allows people to make what are known as Living Wills and Advance Health Care Directives, under Florida Statute Chapter 765. With planning and thought in advance, you may make known your wishes as to how to deal with illnesses and treatment by your doctors or at the hospital, when you are not able to communicate your positions on these delicate areas. You may also designate a person or persons who you want to speak on your behalf to the medical care providers when you can no longer do yourself. There is no need to leave difficult decisions to your loved ones, or doctors or other medical care providers. Please allow Arthur Spiegel to help you meet Florida’s legal requirements to make your wishes in these areas known.
Simple Wills and Living Revocable Trusts
Would you like to put into writing your wishes for how you want your estate to be handled after you pass away? Florida law allows you some choices as to how to prepare for that time. Among your choices are setting up a Will or a Living Revocable Trust. With a will, which only becomes effective after you pass away, you can direct your personal representative how you want your affairs handled. With a revocable living trust, you can place some or all of your assets into a trust, which you can control as the trustee while you are alive and by which you can direct the handling of your trust estate after you pass away. Come meet with Arthur Spiegel and discuss these and other possible choices you may have to plan for the future.
Probate of Estates
Have you lost a loved one and are now faced with the prospect of distributing their estate? Please come see Arthur Spiegel and he may be able to help you navigate the legal system to wind up the affairs of your family member.