Probate Law Practice Areas
The experienced Probate Attorneys of Ashley Goggins Law, P.A. are here to help you navigate and understand the complexities of probate law, what assets and debts are impacted by the probate process, and will assist you with all stages of estate planning, probate and guardianship.
Whether you are a Florida resident or reside out-of-state, our lawyers can help you administer the estate of a loved one who has passed away. Estates are administered through the Florida circuit courts under the probate division. Not all estates or assets of an estate must go through probate, depending on whether there was a will or a trust and the type of estate planning carried out.
A guardianship refers to court ordered management of affairs for someone who is no longer capable of managing his or her own affairs. There are two common types of guardianships under Florida law. In a limited guardianship, the ward (subject of the guardianship) would retain some decision making rights. In a plenary (or full) guardianship, the guardian would assume all decision making rights for the Ward.
Effective estate planning offers asset protection and preservation. We work with clients to create estate planning that not only allows the client to pass on property according to the client’s wishes, but also minimizes the tax burden for beneficiaries. Proper estate planning puts in place decisions regarding elder care and management of affairs should a senior citizen become mentally or physically incapacitated.