Peace of mind for you and your heirs is the ultimate goal of estate planning. You should work with an attorney who can help you fully achieve your goals.

Smith Thompson Shaw’s estate planning attorneys assist clients in identifying, clarifying and planning their objectives. We draft wills, trusts, powers of attorney. We handle administration of estates in probate proceedings in counties throughout Florida, and offer assistance for family members to navigate court processes efficiently and productively.

Smith Thompson Shaw’s estate planning attorneys will help you fully understand your options and make informed decisions to ensure that your property is distributed according to your wishes.

Wills, trusts and estate planning is highly personal and each case has its unique set of challenges. We provide thoughtful and experienced counsel – one client at a time.

Health Care Documents and Living Wills

Estate planning can also have a more comprehensive focus on advance medical directives-documents prepared to manage a client’s possible incapacity.

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Durable Power of Attorney

A durable power of attorney is a special grant of authority by one person known as the principal, to another person know as the attorney-in-fact or agent.

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Testamentary trusts are created under a last will and testament, and become effective after the grantor’s death.

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A will is designed to ensure that your property goes to the people you choose, in the manner and time you specify.

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