Preparing Your Will

Regardless of your particular financial situation, a properly drafted will and durable power of attorney are important tools which can protect your family's future. From proper distribution of property and assets to choosing someone to make critical health care, financial and end-of-life decisions on your behalf, careful estate planning can help avoid disputes between your beneficiaries and greatly simplify the final disposition of your estate.

I'm Christopher Mast, a skilled estate and probate administration attorney in Naples, Florida. I know how sensitive protecting your family in the event of death can be for people, as well as how difficult it can be to ponder the future. I offer compassionate legal assistance with wills, durable powers of attorney, health care surrogate provisions and more, in Collier and Lee counties in southwest Florida. Contact my law office online or call 239-434-5922 to discuss your needs.

Making a Comprehensive Plan That Protects Your Interests

Without the proper documents in place, family members could be swept up in bitter fights over your health care decisions, money, homes, cars and other property upon the death of a loved one. Passionate disputes over medical treatment for seriously loved one can permanently divide a family for years to come.

I will help clients with comprehensive estate plans, packages that include a carefully drafted will detailing how real estate, financial accounts and other personal property will be distributed in probate court. Also included is a durable power of attorney naming a health care surrogate and attorney in fact to make decisions regarding medical or financial decisions when you cannot, and a living will with explicit instructions in the event of a terminal condition, persistent vegetative state, or an end-stage condition.

Finding Solutions To Will Contests

Florida probate proceedings involving a will can be complex. Should challenges arise, my firm also provides estate executors and personal representatives with skilled litigation support in contested wills involving:

  • Claims of theft from estates
  • Use of homes and cars for personal purposes by personal representatives
  • Lawsuits by ex-spouses or children left out a will
  • Other disputes over estate assets

I offer probate and estate services to fit all segments of your life. With careful planning and guidance, you can help ensure that your final wishes are honored, and that your estate remains protected from unjustifiable challenges.

Ready To Get Started? Call My Office Today.

Effective preservation of your property and assets comes down to choosing a lawyer committed to your future as much as you are. I offer an initial telephone consultation so you can learn more about wills and durable powers of attorney in Florida, probate laws and the services I can provide.