Call me, Bill Hornbeck, on my cell at (727) 543-8256

Probate Services

Estate Planning:

In general, our goals are to provide for you during life, and after death, provide for your beneficiaries. I will suggest the best legal documents and procedures to accomplish those goals.  

Typically, for simple wills, everything can be done in one convenient office conference. We will discuss the different functions of a will and a trust, and the limitations, benefits, and detriments of each.  We will discuss documents such as Last Will and Testament, Trust, Designation of Health Care Surrogate, Living Will, Durable Power of Attorney, and forms of ownership of assets and how they affect wills and trusts.  We will discuss how these documents can be helpful to avoid the need of an expensive and intrusive guardianship or lengthy probate proceedings.  Documents will be prepared, signed, witnessed, and notarized in that office conference. You will feel secure knowing your “estate” is in order.

Estate Administration:

For administration of estates, we discuss and plan the best way to accomplish administration.  In some cases, either no administration is necessary, or a simple, inexpensive, and quick summary administration can accomplish everything.  In those cases where formal administration is necessary, we still discuss and plan the best way to expeditiously administer the estate.  I handle all types of administrations throughout the State of Florida.

Elder Law:

In general, Americans are living longer and as they grow older planning for the future becomes increasingly important.  I will assist you in discussing and considering issues concerning elder law. Thank you.