Probate & Estate Planning

At Merritt Law Office, PA we are committed to meeting all of the estate planning, asset preservation and probate needs of residents of the Lakeland, FL area. We utilize more than 10 years of experience to ensure your assets are protected and your wishes are properly executed after your passing.

Believe it or not, most everyone has an estate.  No matter how large or how small, your estate is made up of everything you own, your house, car, financial accounts, life insurances, furniture, personal possessions, all of your digital assets, including your Facebook page.  Yes, we said Facebook.

Taking the time now to establish an estate plan will ensure that you will have the final word and control of how your things are given to either the people you care about or to that organization that is at the center of your heart.  You are ensuring that your final wishes are carried out, by providing instructions to your personal representative.

We educate our clients to provide them with the proper tools to make informed decisions about how best to set up their estate.

Our Estate Planning Services Include:

  • Living Wills
  • Living Trusts
  • Probate Representation
  • Elder Care Planning
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Guardianships
  • Conservatorships
  • Estate Administration
  • Asset Protection

Estate Planning is Not Just for the Wealthy or Elderly.

Most people have a tendency to only think about estate planning as they get older, however, an estate plan is just not for the retired. We cannot predict when illnesses, accidents or disabilities will occur. People who have built some wealth, do think more on how to preserve it, but estate planning is not just for the wealthy either. Good estate planning is more important to families with more modest assets, as they can afford to lose the least.

Do You Have a Plan?

Too many people just don’t have a plan. There are individuals that put off estate planning for many reasons – whether they think they just don’t own enough, are not old enough, are too busy, have plenty of time before they pass, or just don’t want to think about it.  Then, when something does happen to them, it is their family members who will have to pick up the pieces. If you don’t have a plan, the state does, and you are probably not going to like it.

The Best Time to Plan in Now.

No one really likes to think about our own death or the possibility of being unable to make decisions for ourselves. This is how so many families are unprepared when it happens. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Merritt Law Office is here to help you put something in place now.

Peace of Mind

Knowing you have a properly prepared plan in place will give you and your family peace of mind. This is one of the most thoughtful and considerate things you can do for yourself and for those you love.

Call Merritt Law Office today for your free consultation.