Serving South Florida Since 1974

Over 50 Years Of Creating Wills For Florida’s Families

Creating or adjusting a will is often a delicate and emotional matter. At MacLean and Ema, P.A., we strive to preserve your wealth and pass your assets on to your loved ones through our wise yet compassionate counsel. In more than 50 years of practice, we have established ourselves as a reputable, trustworthy legal team for families throughout Florida’s Gold Coast.

What To Think About When Writing Your Will

There are many details to consider when making a last will and testament. Some of the questions you should consider include:

  • Whom to name as an executor
  • Which assets to leave to which beneficiary
  • How to minimize tax penalties
  • How to prevent family disputes
  • What will happen to your pets

When you sit down with one of our estate planning lawyers, you have the assurance of working with a professional who can help you understand the long-term implications of your decisions.

Hallmarks Of A Valid Will In Florida

Florida courts will not uphold oral wills or holographic wills, which are handwritten wills that do not have witnesses. To have a legally sound will, you must:

  1. Create it when you are of sound mind
  2. Create it of your own free will
  3. Sign it in the presence of at least two witnesses
  4. Have these witnesses sign it

All our attorneys have the credentials and knowledge to draft valid documents that stand up to court scrutiny and the test of time. If you need to amend your will, we can do so in the proper manner.

Is A Will Enough?

When creating your estate plan, a will is the minimum that you should have. You should consider other documents such as a health care proxy who can make medical decisions if you lose capacity, a power of attorney to handle your legal affairs if you lose capacity and various trusts to manage your assets. We can help you explore your options so you can have a comprehensive estate plan that protects your affairs well into the future.

Get More Information About Making A Will

If you are seeking a team you can trust with the sensitive issue of your last will and testament, you can rely on MacLean and Ema, P.A. To schedule an initial consultation with us, please contact our Pompano Beach office. To begin, call 954-785-1900 or send us an email.