Our Areas of Estate Planning
Power of Attorney
A power of attorney is used to appoint a person that you can trust to oversee your estate in the event that you are no longer capable of managing your own financial affairs. It is very important for you to select one long before you ever expect to need a power of attorney. Make sure that your estate is handled properly by someone you trust by having us handle all the legal paperwork to make sure it is filed correctly.
The medical world is so advanced now that people can live long past the point where they are able to make decisions about what happens to them in the event they are incapacitated. A living will is a legal directive that will make sure that your wishes are followed if you face a drawn-out end-of-life event. Let us help you set up a living will so your voice is heard even when you can no longer speak.
Quit Claim Deed
The Attorneys at The Broderick Law Firm can help guide you through the process of writing and recording a Quit Claim Deed in Florida. You need to be very careful if you don’t know how to properly fill out the Quit Claim Deed form. Our attorneys can help you draft the form correctly as any mistakes on the form could possibly lead to title problems or other legal issues. All we need from you is the original recorded deed and who you want to transfer the property to. We can take care of everything needed to file the Quit Claim Deed. Get it done right the first time by having us draft and record your Quit Claim Deed today.
A life estate is joint ownership of any real estate which could most likely be a home. A life estate would allow you to give your home to your children but will give you the right to stay in that home until you pass away. In a life estate, you would be known as a life tenant and your surviving child would be known as the remainderman. If you wish to help your surviving children avoid probate it would be a good idea to create a life estate. Probate is a formal court process designed to distribute your assets to your survivors in the event that you have not assigned your children’s names to the title of your home. We can help you create a life estate so your children avoid an expensive legal battle after you pass.
Simple Wills are a basic form of a Last Will and Testament used to move your assets from yourself to someone you want the assets to go to. A simple will make sure that you have an Executor assigned to you to help manage the entire process. Without a will in place, you stand a good chance of having your assets go to someone that you didn’t want them to go to. By setting one up, it will make the decisions for the ones you leave behind so they don’t have to fight over what they believe is theirs. A simple will, more importantly, will keep your estate out of probate court which could cost your family lots of money. Talk to us today to get your simple will set up.
Health care surrogate designation
A health care surrogate is someone that will be able to make medical decisions for you in the event that you are not able to make those decisions on your own. These instructions can also outline exactly what treatments you do and do not approve of. The instructions you provide in a health care surrogate designation can be somewhat similar to your living will. We can handle all the necessary paperwork to make sure that you file this correctly.