Free estate plan document templates created by Florida probate lawyers
Creating an estate plan can be confusing and intimidating. However, failing to plan can result in a legal mess for your loved ones when you die. No matter what you own, a good estate plan will help your family avoid red tape, expense, and stress when you pass away or become incapacitated. Beyond drafting estate plans, our law firm handles hundreds of probate cases every year, helping families transfer assets that belonged to deceased loved ones. We have seen firsthand what happens when people fail to plan for the inevitable. Having a plan will protect your family and give you peace of mind.
If you have already lost a loved one, and are usure how to handle their estate, click here for our probate guide. This publication, The Complete Guide to Florida Estate Planning, explains what steps Floridians can take during their lifetime to help their families in the event they pass away.
The best way to make an estate plan is to hire an experienced law firm to give you specific advice and to draft your estate planning documents. However, legal services are perceived as expensive, and many people forgo making an estate plan due to anticipated cost. Others neglect to plan due to confusion about what to do or even sign documents they don’t understand. The purpose of this guide is to educate and provide resources to Floridians with questions about estate planning. This guide represents our best practical advice for a general audience but is not a substitute for the services of a licensed attorney. Florida Probate Law Group assumes no responsibility for the use or misuse of this free information. If you would like to hire a law firm to draft your estate plan anywhere in Florida, contact us today by calling 352-354-2654 or clicking here.
This Complete Guide to Florida Estate Planning in 2023 will 1) explain what you need to think about when it comes to planning, 2) lay out a simple plan that can avoid probate for most estates, and 3) provide free forms to help you execute that plan. Prior to using the free resources included in this guide, it is necessary that you read the guide in its entirety. Using the forms without understanding the applicable law can lead to mistakes in your estate plan.
The following resources are included in this guide:
- Free Florida 2023 Probate Avoidance Checklist;
- Free DIY Florida 2023 Last Will and Testament;
- Free DIY Florida 2023 Power of Attorney (POA);
- Free DIY Florida 2023 Health Care Surrogate (HCS);
- Free DIY Florida 2023 Living Will;
- Free DIY Florida 2023 Ladybird Deed.
Whether you are creating your own estate plan or hiring a lawyer to draft your documents, understanding the purpose of each document is critical to making sure that your wishes are carried out in the event of your death. Below, we will break down what each estate planning document does, why you need one, and what you need to consider when making your plan. Before using these free forms, it is important to read the entire guide so that you can understand how the forms work in the context of an estate plan.
Table of Contents:
- Estate Planning Definitions
- What is an Estate Plan?
- What is Probate?
- What is a Valid Will in Florida?
- Avoiding Probate in Florida
- Trust Based Estate Plans
- Free 2023 Florida Probate Avoidance Checklist
- Free Florida 2023 Last Will and Testament
- Homestead Property in Florida
- Transferring Real Estate in Florida – What is a Ladybird Deed?
- Free Florida 2023 Ladybird Deed
- Planning for Incapacity
- Free Florida 2023 Springing Power of Attorney
- Free Florida 2023 Health Care Surrogate
- Free Florida 2023 Living Will
- Estate Planning for Married Couples
- Estate Planning for Blended Families
- Estate Planning for Minor Children
- Estate Planning for Single Parents
- Estate Planning for Disabled Beneficiaries
- Florida Special Needs Trusts in 2023
- Life Insurance and Disability Insurance
- Why Hire an Estate Planning Lawyer?