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Experienced, Compassionate Tampa Will Lawyers

Carefully Evaluating Your Estate Planning Options

Many people believe that, unless you have substantial assets, a "basic will" is all you really need. The truth is that no will is basic or simple. Every will contains complex provisions that need to be carefully evaluated based on each individual's specific needs and goals.

At The Yates Law Firm, P.A., we assist clients with the drafting of comprehensive estate plans, including wills, trusts and other instruments when necessary. Our founding attorney, Carla B. Yates, has been practicing estate planning law in Florida for more than 20 years.

Drafting a Will to Meet Your Specific Needs

A will is a legal document that expresses your wishes regarding the disposition of your estate after your death. Primarily, wills are concerned with real and personal property, but they also address issues such as the guardianship of minor children and funeral arrangements.

Your will must be drafted carefully, based on a detailed consultation with an attorney, in order to ensure that it reflects and implements your personal goals.

If most of your assets are titled in a trust, it is still in your best interests to have a pour over will in order to control the distribution of any assets that may not be in the trust at the time of your death. A will can also contain a trust — known as a testamentary trust — which is useful for certain purposes but should generally not be used to dispose of the entire estate.

Knowledgeable Florida Living Will Lawyers

In addition to the traditional "last will and testament," our attorneys can help you prepare a living will, also known as an end-of-life medical directive. A living will expresses your wishes regarding life-saving medical treatment in the event that you become incapacitated.

Whether you are looking to draft a will for the first time or update an existing estate plan, please call us at 813-463-8744 or 888-450-2930 or e-mail us to arrange a consultation with an experienced, compassionate Tampa will attorney.

We assist clients with estate planning by preparing wills and trusts with the goal of establishing an orderly plan for the distribution of assets - during the client's life and following the client's death - according to the client's wishes.

— Carla B. Yates