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Over 15 Years Of Coming Up With Strategies To Avoid Probate

Probate – or the process in which a court validates a will and distributes a decedent’s assets – is a time-consuming, tedious and often expensive process. Through strategic planning, you can avoid probate or minimize it for your loved ones.

We can help. Michael T. Heider, P.A., is a reputable estate planning and probate administration law firm serving clients in Clearwater and throughout Florida. Our attorney, Michael T. Heider, has more than 15 years of experience helping clients strategically plan their estates so their assets don’t have to go through probate.

A Broad Range Of Probate Avoidance Strategies

We implement a range of techniques designed to keep our clients’ estates far away from the probate courts. For us, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Everyone is unique and deserves a customized plan. Just a few of the probate avoidance tools we use for you include:

  1. Living trusts: You can create certain types of trusts into which you place assets that you do not want subjected to the probate process.
  2. Transfer-on-death options: With bank accounts, real estate and certain other assets, you can have them transfer to another owner upon your death.
  3. Joint ownership: If you share ownership of your home, car or other assets with another person, the property does not go through probate upon your death.

Having worked with thousands of clients, we know which methods are best suited to your needs. You can sit down with Mr. Heider to discuss your finances, family and personal goals. Then, the two of you can discuss what to do next. You will also receive detailed answers to any questions you have about probate.

Work With Us To Explore Your Options

The key to avoiding probate is being proactive. Contact an estate planning lawyer as soon as you can – don’t procrastinate. To begin, call us toll-free at 888-497-1369 or send us an email. We offer free, no-obligation, confidential initial consultations.