I am a Princeton University and Temple University Beasley School of Law graduate. My current practice is primarily estate planning, estate administration, and real estate law. My legal experience includes preparing wills, powers of attorneys, advanced directives, probate documents, deeds, and handling landlord-tenant and foreclosure matters. My experience has allowed me to develop an understanding of various issues which enables me to address client’s individual needs. For convenience, legal services are offered through online consultations and in-person at convenient locations.
I am a member of the Florida Bar, and a part of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section and the Health Law Section, and the Winter Haven Women’s Bar Association. I have served as a guest lecturer for Stetson University Lifelong Learning series speaking on Estate Planning and Advanced Directives. In addition, for several years I was active with the Rotary Club of Winter Haven, which included serving on its board of directors. Lastly, but definitely not least, I had the great honor of being a member of the Polk County Sheriff’s Advisory Council.
Below is a just brief overview of estate planning, estate administration, and real estate, which are the main areas in which I practice.
Having a will prepared is an issue that most people do not wish to think about or discuss. In addition, many people believe wills are only for seniors. Regardless of age, if you wish to dictate who should receive your assets upon your passing, rather than have state law do so, you should have a last will and testament prepared. In addition, to last wills and testaments, living wills, designations of health care surrogates, and powers of attorney are additional documents that should be included in your estate plan, which not only inform others as to your wishes regarding health conditions, but enables others to act on your behalf if you are no longer able to do so due to mental incapacity.
When an individual passes away, it may be necessary to obtain an order from the court in order to effectively transfer ownership from the decedent to the decedent’s beneficiaries. Distribution will be pursuant to the decedent’s last will and testament or state law, if there is no last will and testament. The length of time to complete an administration can range from a few weeks to a couple of years, depending on whether there are creditors, the amount of assets, and the date of death of decedent. In addition, a major factor in the length of time it takes to complete an administration is cooperation among the interested parties.
Real Estate law includes, but is not limited to issues ranging from contract preparation and review, the preparation of leases and deeds, handling homeowners’ and condominium association matters, and resolving eviction issues. An attorney can provide assistance in the preparation of the necessary documents and in the resolution of real property related issues.
“Law is not law, if it violates the principles of eternal justice.” – Lydia Maria Child
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