Family, Business and Estate Planning
Peace of mind for you and your loved ones
People plan for their lives every day. They buy homes, build and operate small businesses, invest and save for a rainy day. But all too often, they forget to plan for the time when they are no longer here to provide for and to protect their loved ones. Or, they don't plan for their own medical care in the event they can't communicate their desires after an accident or illness.
What will happen when you're gone?
Will your loved ones be safe and secure? Will your assets be transferred in an orderly manner that avoids unnecessary conflict and expense?
Or, will the people you care most about be forced to make important decisions while dealing with emotions like grief, fear and confusion?
Now is the time to put into place the plans that will protect your family and facilitate the transfer of your business or other assets at the appropriate time and manner.
Legal and financial experience to help guide you
At Byrd & Byrd, LLP, the goal of our family law attorneys is to give you peace of mind. We can help evaluate your assets and the needs of your loved ones, helping plan for life, deal with death, preserve wealth and protect inheritances. We will work directly with you to create and administer personalized plans that reflect your unique situation.
Byrd & Byrd, LLP has an extensive business law and financial background in the Jacksonville, Florida area. Connie Byrd is both an attorney and a Certified Public Accountant, which means she brings an exceptional background in business and family planning to her practice. She has worked for more than 20 years in individual and small business planning, state and federal taxation, and corporate planning and finance.
We can assist with:
- Wills and Living Wills
- Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
- Powers of attorney
- Healthcare directives
- Small business succession planning and more
Estate Planning: It's never too early to plan for the future
Regardless of your age, the future is uncertain. Having clear, legal instructions for the allocation of your assets and possessions, as well as for your medical care, can relieve a huge burden from your loved ones in a time of crisis. If a plan is not in place and something happens, important decisions can be made by others, which might not reflect your desires and wishes.
Some additional, important information to consider:
- If you have children, it's important to have a plan in place
- It's difficult to make decisions after someone dies or following an accident or serious illness, which is why it's important to plan ahead
- Planning ahead is not just for the elderly; it's the best way to ensure your wishes and desires are followed should the unthinkable happen
- As needs change at each stage of life, your plan can change
- Plans don't have to be complicated or expensive to create
Probate - transferring property to heirs
When the death of a loved one occurs, many families face the future with apprehension-not knowing what needs to be done or how to begin. Whether facing the task of carrying out those wishes recorded in a will, or settling the estate of one who dies without leaving a will, probate can be complex and confusing. At Byrd & Byrd, LLP, we provide guidance and compassionate representation to personal representatives and family members in notifying and satisfying creditors, limiting and avoiding will contests, and preserving and protecting assets.
Call us today at 904-731-0990 to begin planning for you and your family's future.