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Destin Estate Planning & Probate Attorney

Providing Skilled Legal Counsel in Florida

Many people seek to avoid probate because it can take anywhere from a few months to a few years. It is a lengthy process that takes both time and money away from people who might be grieving the loss of a loved one.

At Dowd Law Firm, our Destin probate attorneys can help clients throughout the Florida panhandle region plan for the future and settle the affairs of loved ones who have passed away. Whether you’re thinking of estate planning to help your friend and family avoid probate in the future, or you have to update an outdated or out-of-state plan, we can assist you.

We offer the following estate and probate services:

  • Asset protection: If you think your assets might be in danger of personal and/or business creditors, our lawyers can evaluate your circumstances and give you the best advice on the use of estate planning and entity formation strategies to achieve your goals.
  • Estate administration: We assist personal representative (executors) with the management of estates in probate court. Our firm can also advise trustees on the administration of trusts and represent parties in property litigation.
  • Wills and trusts: Wills are the cornerstone of an estate plan and should be carefully crafted to achieve your objectives. Dowd Law Firm may recommend drafting a revocable or irrevocable trust agreement in addition to your will, depending on your circumstances.
  • Elder care planning: Those who need to go into a nursing home or receive in-home nursing care might need someone to make their health and financial decisions for them. If you’re concerned about what will happen to your assets if you find yourself in this situation, we can help you plan ahead to take advantage of Medicaid and other government benefits.
  • Incapacity planning: Our lawyers can draft living wills and powers of attorney to address your needs if you are concerned about what will happen if you become incapable of caring for yourself. For example, someone who sustains severe brain injury may not be able to make complicated financial decisions. We can help you name a guardian to oversee your health and financial situation.

Let Us Help You Plan for the Future

Dowd Law Firm services people all over the Florida Panhandle. If you want to plan ahead to help you friends and loved ones avoid probate, give our Destin estate planning & probate attorneys a call. We can offer you comprehensive case evaluations and provide highly skilled representation.

Call us at (850) 972-2233 or contact us online to schedule a consultation today.

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