An Insightful, Accomplished Estate Planning Attorney
Estate planning to protect hard-earned wealth and beloved family members is one of the most important endeavors that people commonly delay or neglect. When a family member passes away, the responsibilities associated with settling the estate can be overwhelming. Many families face important legal and practical concerns as a child with special needs approaches 18 or another family member becomes incapable of managing his or her own affairs.
At Rebecca H. Fischer, P.A., in Hollywood, all of these vital concerns and initiatives are familiar territory for me. My name is Rebecca Fischer. I bring strength in areas ranging from drafting of basic wills to comprehensive, trust-based estate and disability planning, and from representation in guardianship proceedings to protection of clients’ interests when inheritance disputes arise.
Knowledge Across The Spectrum Of Estate Planning And Related Concerns
You can turn to me with confidence for:
- Thorough assessment of your estate planning needs and opportunities leading to the development of wills and trusts, powers of attorney, living wills, and other essential documents tailored to reflect your unique goals and family dynamics
- Engaged, effective representation every step of the way through Florida probate and estate administration processes – backed by a proven ability to favorably resolve sensitive inheritance disputes within families and shield administrators from personal liability
- Compassionate, knowledgeable and efficient assistance in obtaining a guardianship for a special-needs child coming of age or an elderly family member who can no longer deal effectively with complex medical and financial decisions
I work with family business owners, professionals, executives, retirees and their families to implement and maintain complete estate plans aligned with their goals. These plans integrate tax planning strategies, business succession needs and much more. Many family law clients take advantage of my insight into estate planning changes necessary after divorce.
Components Of An Estate Plan
Every estate plan should have a few key elements. These include:
- A last will and testament: Identify your beneficiaries and state which of your assets should go to whom.
- A power of attorney: If you lose your physical or mental capacity, your power of attorney can make legal decisions for you.
- A health care directive: This lets your doctors and care team know about the course of treatment that you prefer.
- A health care proxy: Someone you trust to make medical decisions on your behalf when you can no longer make them.
People’s lives and family circumstances are not the same. Estate plans cannot then be the same for everyone. I take a personalized approach, customizing each document to suit your needs as an individual or family.
When Should I Create My Estate Plan?
It is never too early to create your estate plan. Even if you are young and healthy, having a will and other documents in place can provide peace of mind in case the unthinkable happens. They also protect your beneficiaries in case of your death. Do not wait until you are sick or elderly to create an estate plan; the time to do so is today.