Estate Planning

Brandon Florida Wills & Trust Attorney

Preserving Assets for Heirs and Planning for the Unexpected

Brandon Family Law Center, LLC, provides comprehensive estate planning and elder care services so that you will never have to worry about your future or the future of your heirs. We represent individuals and couples, including domestic partners, in the Tampa, Florida, area and Hillsborough County.

Our Tampa estate planning lawyer, Mary L. Greenwood, offers 20 years of experience. She understands the wide variety of legal instruments to protect assets, express wishes, and assist family members and physicians in making difficult health care decisions when you cannot make them for yourself.

Contact our Tampa estate planning attorney to arrange a confidential consultation.

Wills and Trusts

We believe that all people - young or old, with few assets or a large estate - should have a legal will. We take the time to explore your goals for retirement and how you would like your assets to be distributed after death. We can help you anticipate contingencies. When drafting your will, we typically include:

  • A power of attorney for financial and personal matters
  • A living will appointing a health care surrogate and a HIPAA release of medical records to family members

We can draft a "pour-over" will to transfer assets into a trust at the time of your death in order to minimize the expense, delays, and estate taxes associated with Florida probate administration.

At Brandon Family Law Center, LLC, Ms. Greenwood and her longtime estate planning paralegal, Linda McDermott, match your needs and goals with the appropriate type of trust, such as:

  • Irrevocable living trusts
  • Special needs trusts, such as supplemental needs trusts
  • Charitable trusts to protect your assets and to leave a portion of your estate to a favorite cause.

Ms. Greenwood can also create a guardianship to provide for a family member

Contact our Brandon, Florida, wills and trusts lawyer at the Brandon Family Law Center, LLC, or call 813-438-7119 to arrange an appointment for sensitive and insightful estate planning services. We offer evening and weekend appointments, as well as in-home visits for our homebound clients.

Providing Transactional Assistance to Bolster Your Plans

At Brandon Family Law, we do more than counsel and represent you in court. We are skilled in the transactional tasks involved in estate planning and qualifying for Medicaid and other government benefits. All this paperwork represents a major hurdle for most people, but we are masters at filling forms out correctly and promptly. Our message is: Don't worry about the forms, we've got you covered.