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Fort Lauderdale Estate Planning Lawyer Edward F. Holodak

Estate planning now saves heartache later

Proper estate planning requires the services of experienced probate attorneys. The lawyers at Edward F. Holodak, P.A. bring over 53 years of combined experience working closely with clients to create effective and innovative strategies to protect your family's future. Based in Hollywood, we represent clients throughout South Florida.

Working to secure and protect your family's financial future, prudent estate planning is vitally important. We help analyze your desires by identifying your goals to establish a clear set of instructions and legal documents to meet your needs. It is important for each client to achieve these stated objectives while minimizing the potential future expenses associated with probate cases in court.

What's Involved in Estate Planning?

You will work with our Fort Lauderdale estate planning lawyers to create a will, a trust, a health care surrogate, a living will, and any guardianship appointments that you or a loved one may need. Working in concert with your accountant, tax expert or financial planner, we will develop a plan of action to minimize the tax impact of your decisions.

The attorneys at Edward F. Holodak, P.A. provide comprehensive estate planning services ranging from simple individual wills to complex legacy planning for business and asset protection. When dealing with your plan, do not go it alone. Our lawyers stand ready to assist you in any of the following:

  • Simple wills, wills and codicils
  • Revocable and irrevocable trusts
  • Living trusts
  • Special needs trusts
  • Life insurance trusts
  • Family-help foundations and trusts
  • Durable powers of attorney
  • Health care directives
  • Business succession plans
  • Asset protection and distribution planning
  • Florida Department of Revenue and IRS tax planning
  • Gift tax avoidance, including income, inheritance and estate
  • Guardianships and conservatorships
  • Probate and estate administration

Edward F. Holodak Proactively Prevents Probate Challenges

Should your death occur without a plan in place, you risk having your assets wind up in the hands of people you never intended, including the State of Florida or the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Without a clearly established set of pre-defined estate documents, your heirs will be forced into the expense and stress of fighting for your estate in probate court. While Florida statutes provide for distribution of assets belonging to people who die without a will or other estate planning documents, those provisions often do not mirror the distributions that the individual would make on their own. Furthermore, by definition, passing away without estate documents in place will require court action to distribute those assets and the associated expenses and attorney fees. In the interim, your loved ones will not have access to your assets that you can otherwise immediately place in their control through proper planning.

The Fort Lauderdale business litigation lawyers at Edward F. Holodak, P.A. represent the estate planning needs of individuals, families and business owners in South Florida including Hollywood, Davie, Plantation, Coral Springs and Ft Pierce. For a free initial consultation regarding your case, call us today at (954) 927-3436.