Married with Children
The namesake TV show never had a chapter on Estate Planning. However, in real life we might not have a chance to “reshoot”. That is why a comprehensive and accurate estate planning is necessary to protect your spouse and children if you are incapacitated and ensure your assets go to them after you are gone.
Several questions that need to be answered cross your mind:
How can you protect your family from long and expensive court procedures?
How do you keep them out of conflict in the event of your incapacity or death?
Are there any tactical specifics to ensure your assets don’t end up lost to the state department of unclaimed property?
Who can look out for your family when you are not there to guide them?
Whether you are married or a common law couple (you might be and not even know it!), Trust Counsel is here to help you provide for your family, care for your children, minimize expenses, plan for incapacity, reduce taxes and ultimately make things easier for your family.
You can count on us to do the heavy lifting for you!
We will take the time to get to know you and your family, taking your goals and concerns into account as we guide you through the Florida estate planning process. Click here to see how easy it is to get started.
Blended families are not the exception as they used to be. Many of our clients are a blended family and either them or their spouse have children from a prior marriage.
We know from experience that when step-parents, kids and siblings are involved, even more intention is required when planning.
The bad news: no matter how close or friendly you think your spouse and your children are, there is simply an unavoidable and inherent conflict among them upon your death.
The good news: this conflict can be mitigated and you can ensure that the people you love most will all be well taken care of with the most ease possible.
The great news: you can even take actions in advance to support their being on the same team in a time of grief if and when something happens to you.
If you are uncertain of what would happen to you and your blended family if something unexpected happened… then the first step is to find out exactly what would happen, legally and financially so that you can decide if the current state of your affairs is okay with you or if further action is needed.
Remember: the more informed you are, the more empowered to make the right planning decisions for the people you love. Click here to see how easy it is to get started.
Moms and Dads living on your own…we know that you already face unique challenges resulting from being the primary source of well-being and care of your children.
We are also aware of your special needs when it comes to protecting and providing for your kids through estate planning.
In a perfect world your child’s other parent would be suitable to take custody of your child if you cannot be there. However, the world is far from perfect. Therefore, we want to help you prepare for all possible scenarios, even for the undesired ones.
No matter what the scenario, as a single parent (whether your child’s other parent is in the picture or not), you need to take the necessary steps to legally document who you would want raising your child, how you would want your child raised, and how you want your assets handled for you child in case anything happens to you.
When you hire an estate planning lawyer to guide you through the process, you can rest assured that your estate plan is well-drafted, current, and legally sound.
We can give you the information you need to make sure you’re comfortable with your plans. Click here to see how easy it is to get started.
International Families (non-US citizens)
If you or your partner, or both, are not U.S. citizens, you have unique child custody and gift/estate tax issues that require specific attention beyond what other couples may encounter.
We can help you navigate these complexities with a well-drafted estate plan that can give you peace of mind, and the sense that you are as prepared as you can be for whatever life has in store.
Our goal is that you can rest easy that your family would be provided for and children cared for by the guardians you choose in this or your country of origin. Click here to see how easy it is to get started.
Your Chosen Family
The word family comes from a Latin word which first meaning in English was close to our modern word household: a house and its occupants, regardless of their blood relations.
No matter who your chosen family is, you have people you care about, and you want to ensure things are as easy for them as possible if and when something happens to you.
You also want to choose who will receive what you have worked so hard to create, and also ensure that your chosen family will be able to care for and love you in the event you are incapacitated and cannot make healthcare decisions for yourself.
Our sincere wish is to help you create a estate plan that gives you confidence that during an incapacity and after your death, your assets will be distributed as you intend, and your loved ones provided for. Click here to see how easy it is to get started.
The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask any of the Attorneys at Trust Counsel to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience. The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation.
Trust Counsel, PL
201 Alhambra Circle, Suite 802
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Phone: (305) 707-7126
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am - 6pm