Please be advised that our law office is considered an essential business. As such, our office is open for business. With current concerns related to the spread of the Coronavirus, we are making sure the office is sterile. We are following strict hygiene protocols and increased sanitization of the office. Clients are still welcome to come into our office, or if you prefer, we have always offered consultations over the phone or online as needed.

SERVING SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
Free Consultation 239.303.4040
Committed Estate Planning Attorneys in Naples We Are Committed to Protecting Your Future

Estate Planning FAQ

What is estate planning?

Estate planning involves ensuring your property is transferred to certain people upon your death, as well as protecting your wishes. When you create an estate plan, multiple types of professionals may need to become involved, such as an attorney, your financial advisor, a life insurance advisor, a banker, and your accountant.

What is will?

A will is a document that ensures your property is distributed to people you select upon your death. While some states have forced heirship laws, Florida law allows you to transfer your property to anyone. Wills also allow you to select a guardian or guardians for your minor children if you are the surviving parent and designate an executor. There are various types of wills, so it is important you speak with an experienced estate planning attorney to ensure you create a will that is beneficial for both you and your loved ones.

What happens if I die without a will?

If you pass away without a will, it is known as dying intestate, and your properties will be divided according to Florida law. This means the court determines who receives what of your assets, no matter what your wishes were prior to your passing. By creating a will, you can ensure specific family members receive certain assets.

What is a trust?

Trusts are legal arrangements that allow the owner to transfer specific assets to beneficiaries. Since the trustee, or the person/entity holding the property owns the assets, trusts do not pass through the probate process. Like wills, there are many different types of trusts, and they all have different types of regulations.

What is a power of attorney?

A power of attorney gives a person or people you select the power to make certain financial decisions on your behalf. You can limit their power to specific actions, such as paying your taxes, or they can have complete power to make all financial decisions on your behalf. The person you elect is known as your agent or attorney-in-fact and can come into power immediately or when a certain event occurs.

What is a healthcare proxy?

A healthcare proxy (also referred to as a durable medical power of attorney) gives your agent the power to make medical decisions on your behalf. You must ensure your agent is willing to follow your medical wishes and does not have any religious or personal beliefs preventing them from respecting your wishes.

Call us today at (239) 303-4040 or contact us and fill out a free case evaluation!

Read What Our past Clients Have to Say About Us

We Care About Your Feedback
  • “Professional, attention to detail, understandable explanations to “Legalese,” terrific support staff.”

    Nancy Fabing
  • “Absolute pleasure working with Brandon and the girls. One out of ten: they are a ten.”

    Tom Conroy Naples, CA
  • “Will definitely make this my legal firm and suggest to others. Thank you Conrad Willkomm and Staff!”

    Gil & Maria Ricardo
  • “He was a very patient and understanding attorney and thought of all parties. His staff was very informed on all situations.”

    Dorothy Palermo
  • “Extremely helpful, very informative and prompt. Will definitely be returning to this firm.”

    Ernest R. Croce
  • “Good job, very efficient.”

    Celine Godof
  • “Best law firm in town. Fast and accurate services at a reasonable price.”

    Sunny Patel
  • “I didn’t feel judged but I felt great empathy towards me, thank you all for your help through this hard timing.”

    Anonymous
  • “I highly recommend The Law Office of Conrad Willkomm for any Real Estate transaction!!”

    Stuart Arnold
  • “They Came Highly Recommended & We Will Be Using Them Again!”

    Vik C. Naples, FL
  • “You have an amazing team at your office. I have referred friends to your office! Thanks you so much!!”

    Lise V. Naples, FL
  • “I am fortunate enough to have kept my house because of them. Now I only trust them for any other service they provide. Thank you all!”

    Maria E. Toledo
  • “Could not expect a more rapid and accurate closing”

    Karen & David Piscopo
  • “Especially Welcoming!”

    Robert W. Randall Naples, FL
  • “Thank you!”

    Dave Ruce