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Lakeland Testamentary Wills - Living Will Lawyer

Lakeland Wills Lawyer, providing professional Testamentary Wills - Living Will Attorney Services in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Polk County, and Central Florida

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Call 863.333.0568 to speak with Attorney, Susan J. Best about your Last Will and Testament - Living Will legal needs.

Testamentary Will, also referred to as a Last Will and Testament, is an estate planning document which outlines your wishes relating to your property, assets, investments, or other relevant possessions in the event of your passing. Many times the language in a will may differ based upon your family dynamic, such as if you are:

  • Married with children;

  • Married with no children;

  • Have children with no spouse;

  • Are single with no children or if you will includes other family members, charities, business or educational institutions;

  • or other private or public entities.

In the State of Florida, when an individual passes away, the deceased is automatically considered to have an estate plan in the form of existing estate plan documents or by rulings made by the court regarding your property and assets. In cases where a Last Will and Testament does not exist The Florida Intestacy Statute is used by the court to determine how your property and assets will be distributed, and to whom.

Having a Testamentary Will is an important tool for any family, regardless of the size of their estate. It provides the ability to make sure your family and loved ones are made fully aware of your wishes regarding your property, assets, and other relevant issues which otherwise would only add to the hardship of your passing.

Last Will and Testaments may be a Simple Will, or a Complex Will, depending upon the issues involved with your estate.

Last Will and Testament: Simple Will

A Simple Will gives you the tools for identifying heirs, distributing property, creating trusts, choosing a guardian, trustees and personal or administrative representatives regarding your estate, children, other family members, or entities of your choosing.

Last Will and Testament: Complex Will

A Complex Will addresses the same issues as a simple will, but in a more complex and detailed manner. Complex wills often address various factors such as multiple properties or land ownership, investment portfolios, estate tax planning, administration or creation of one or more trusts, retirement accounts, business interests, life insurance policies, and a number of other issues.

Complex wills are not only for those with large estates, as even the smallest estate may deal with complex issues. It is also important that an individual who moves from one State to another has their Last will and Testament Documents reviewed to ensure it is in compliance with that State's Technical Requirements and/or State Laws. If your Testamentary Will is not in compliance, the Will may be deemed invalid in your new State.

We urge you to address elder law and estate planning issues so that your choices are clearly defined relating to circumstances which may occur while you are living, and in the event of your passing.

Call 863.333.0568 to schedule a confidential legal consultation with SUSAN J. BEST, an experienced Lakeland Testamentary Wills - Living Will Attorney.

Florida Living Will

A Living Will is an estate planning tool which includes your healthcare advanced directive, detailing your wishes regarding medical decisions which should be followed in the event you are not be able to make them yourself.

What a Florida Living Will does

Having a Florida Living Will can make it clear to doctors, family members, and healthcare providers what your wishes and decisions regarding medical treatment in the event you are unable to make such decision due to mental or physical limitations.

A Florida Living Will may only be carried out when it has been determined and legally documented that you are mentally and physically incapacitated.

A Florida Living Will may also identify under which circumstances medical treatment should be suspended due to further treatment only prolonging an inevitable and impending death.

The three circumstances which a doctor may suspend medical treatment are:

  • When you are in a persistent vegetative state or brain dead.

  • When there is a terminal condition.

  • Or when you are in an end stage condition which may not be terminal, but has essentially become terminal due to how the condition has advanced.

We urge you to address elder law and estate planning issues so that your choices are clearly defined relating to circumstances which may occur while you are living, and in the event of your passing.

BEST LAW, PLLC is well equipped to handle all facets of living will preparation, drafting, and amending, as well as other estate law needs.

Call 863.333.0568 to schedule a confidential legal consultation with SUSAN J. BEST, an experienced Lakeland Testamentary Wills - Living Will Attorney.

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Lawyer, Susan J Best

About Attorney, Susan J. Best

Susan J Best is the founder of the law firm BEST LAW, PLLC.

A fourth-generation native of Lakeland, Ms. Best graduated from Lakeland High School in 1982.

Ms. Best earned her Bachelors of Science in Business Management degree from the University of Central Florida in 1986, where she majored in Accounting.

Ms. Best then earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 1989.

Between 1989 and 1995, Ms. Best served as a Judicial Staff Attorney for the judges of the Tenth Judicial Circuit Court in Bartow, Florida. While a staff attorney, Ms. Best was first assigned to the Family Division and then was promoted to work with the Chief Judge handling appeals and probate matters.

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