Estate Planning

Estate Planning

Attorney Schecter believes that every estate plan should be tailored to serve the purposes of each unique client. He works with each client to determine their individual needs and goals. He deals with single people, married couples, large and small families, and single parents to design the best estate plan at a reasonable price:

Last Will and Testament:
  • Allows you to select a Personal Representative or executor who will be in charge of your Estate upon death.
  • Provides for the orderly distribution of your assets and payment of creditors.
  • Lets you make provisions for your loved ones.
  • A Trust can be set up to provide for minors or pets.
  • A Will does not avoid Probate.
Revocable Trust:
  • Acceptable method for distributing a person’s property to beneficiaries without going through Probate as long as all assets are placed into the Trust.
  • The Trust agreement names a trustee who will administer the Trust.
  • Our elder law firm provides services for administration and management of Trusts.
Durable Financial Power of Attorney
  • Allows you to decide who is going to make your financial decisions when you are no longer able to.
  • Is effective immediately.
  • Can avoid having to set up a Guardianship.
  • It expires upon death unless previously revoked in writing.
Durable Health Care Power of Attorney
  • Allows you to decide who is going to make your health care decisions when you are no longer able to.
  • Is effective immediately.
  • Should have HIPAA (privacy) language.
  • Can avoid having to set up a Guardianship.
  • It is different from a Health Care Surrogate or Health Care Proxy.
  • It expires upon death unless previously revoked in writing.
Living Will
  • Utilized if you are terminally ill, in an end-stage condition, or in a persistent vegetative state, and there is no medical probability of recovery.
  • It should discuss food and water.
  • It does not take effect in an emergency.
  • Your attending physicians(s) must make the decision that you meet the criteria for implementing the Living Will.
  • This is not the same as a do not resuscitate order (DNR) which is a physician’s order.

Randal L. Schecter serves the entire Central and North Florida areas including Bunnell, Daytona Beach, DeLand, Deltona, Edgewater, Flagler Beach, New Smyrna Beach, Port Orange, Orange City, Ormond Beach, Palm Coast, Pierson, Ponce Inlet, and St. Augustine. Home, hospital, and facility visits are also available (386) 672-2550 rls@rlschecter.com