estate planning, wills, and probate

Estate Planning & Probate Attorney

Estate planning is necessary to ensure your property and assets are distributed in accordance with your wishes upon your death. Estate planning also covers issues involving your personal care and finances even before your death if you become incapacitated or loss your cognitive abilities during your life time. Effective estate planning can protect you both during your lifetime and after death to ensure your wishes are carried out in your later life and in probate.

Experienced Probate & Estate Planning Attorney

Attorney Henry Gyden is experienced in providing comprehensive estate planning and probate services to his clients. To discuss your estate plan or your probate administration needs, call us at 813-493-4181 or contact us today.

Preparing Your Estate Plan

We have experience assisting our clients with preparing comprehensive estate plans. The following Florida estate planning documents can give you a high level of flexibility with your financial and medical decisions:

Wills: Every estate plan should include a will, which makes your wishes known with regard to your property, appoints a personal representative for the probate process and names guardians for your minor children.

Trusts: A trust may enable you to pass along your property through a more private process, give you greater control or have other benefits. We handle revocable and irrevocable trusts, including living trusts.

Living wills and medical surrogates: With these documents, you can make your wishes known regarding your preference for any life-saving medical treatments or end of life provisions and appoint a trusted person to implement those wishes.

Powers of attorney: If you are concerned that you may lose the capacity to care for yourself, a power of attorney allows you to name a person to act on your behalf and protect your interests. Experienced estate planning lawyer Henry Gyden will explain all of your options and the consequences of those options for you and your loved ones.

Guiding You Through the Probate Process

If you have recently lost a loved one, you may be wondering what to do about his or her property. You may be named as the personal representative (executor) in the deceased person’s will, or a personal representative may need to be appointed by the probate court. We guide families through each step of probate. In some cases, disputes arise during the probate process. For instance, there may be disputes about debts, the existence of a valid will or the status of a family member not named in the will. Experienced litigator Henry Gyden can represent your interests in a probate dispute. Contact us to discuss your probate and estate concerns.