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Estate Planning in Florida


Why is Estate Planning Important?  


Estate planning is a tool to protect your assets to be distributed

according to your wishes after your passing or incapacitation. Not having

devised assets, instructions, and other important decisions in writing can

leave your family in distress, conflict, and in a state of confusion.


To avoid further stress during an already difficult time,

consider having an estate planning package prepared for you

and for the mental peace of your loved ones. 


Here, at The Law Offices of Carolina Nunez, P.A. -- our

Florida estate planning attorney, Carolina Nunez, Esq. is able to help guide you.


Estate Planning can include, but not limited to, the following:





           A Last Will and Testament outlines the testator’s (the person named on the will/future deceased) wishes after death. The goal of a Last Will and Testament is to carry out the wishes by assigning individuals, known as Personal Representatives, who is responsible for distributing assets accordingly. In a Last Will and Testament, a Florida estate planning attorney may be able assign certain responsibilities individuals of the testator’s choosing, create trusts, protect minors and their assets; provide specific funeral instructions, protect pets, specifically disinherit individuals, and more.


        Many people opt to draft their own Last Will and Testaments. This can be problematic because language in a Last Will and Testament can easily become ambiguous or/and unclear based on Florida law. As a result, those that believe that they have a right to the estate can contest the contents of the Last Will and Testament before the court. This, in turn, creates tension, stress, and high attorney fees for families in trying to dispute and decipher the intentions of testator in the Last Will and Testament. The only way to avoid such a scenario is to consult with an attorney that can prepare the Last Will in Testament according to governing Florida state law.




     A Power of Attorney is an essential legal document that allows you to grant authority to an individual, called the “agent,” that you appoint to handle typically financial and/or transactional matters as your representative.  There are several different types of Power of Attorneys in Florida. However, the most common are general power of attorneys or limited power of attorneys:


  • Many have a general power of attorney in the event they become incapacitated or otherwise unable to act on their own behalf.

  • Oftentimes, a limited power of attorney is used to grant an agent a limited scope of authority for a specific purpose or limited timeframe. You might see these from time to time, usually in the insurance settings or car accident settings. 

     During your Florida estate planning process– it is a good idea to have both a Power of Attorney and a Last Will and Testament prepared together. Here, at The Law Offices of Carolina Nunez, P.A. -- we do just that. 







       When working with a Florida estate planning attorney, it is not just the after

passing that one should be concerned about. What about major medical decisions

in the event one is not able to make medical decisions?


     This is where Advanced Medical Directives and Healthcare Surrogates

play a major role. Healthcare Surrogates appoint an individual that one may

trust to make medical decisions, discuss care with medical professionals, and

access medical records. The Advanced Medical Directive states when to stop

or continue medical intervention. These documents make it clear to loved ones

as to what your wishes are.






     A Florida ladybird deed (also called an enhanced life estate deed) is a form of life estate deed that gives the current owner continued ownership and control of the property until his or her death. The deed names the beneficiaries of the property to be transferred to upon the owner's death. Proceeding the owner's death, the property is then automatically transferred to the new owners listed as the beneficiaries without the need for probate. With the assistance of a skilled Florida estate planning lawyer, the ladybird deed is an inexpensive way to transfer property after death.













    We deeply understand how technological evolution is reshaping the legal landscape. The inclusion of cryptocurriencies (Bitcoin/Doge/Etherium), Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs), gaming/Twitch accounts royalties, blockchains, and even virtual real estate in estate planning represents a challenge that many traditional firms have not yet taken on. The reason for this omission is no less: the law evolves at a considerably slower pace than technology. While digital innovations are advancing by leaps and bounds, the regulations and the legal framework that governs them require time to adapt, understand and finally incorporate these changes.


     We have a proactive approach to emerging technological trends. We understand that in order to provide effective and relevant legal advice in the 21st century, it is essential to keep up with the latest innovations. Therefore, we not only advocate the integration of cryptocurrencies, NFTs, and other digital assets and even properties into our legal practice, but we also seek to thoroughly understand the challenges and opportunities they present. This allows us to offer innovative legal solutions adapted to the digital age, ensuring that our customers are protected and well represented in this new field.


     In addition, it is crucial to highlight the importance of estate planning, not only for older people but also for the younger public. Digital assets such as cryptocurrencies and NFTs have democratized investment and the accumulation of wealth, allowing individuals of all ages to build a significant wealth. However, these assets present unique challenges in terms of succession and wealth management. Many young people who own these assets have not considered how they want them to be managed after their death. Wealth planning is essential to ensure that these digital assets, as valuable as any physical asset, are distributed in accordance with the wishes of the owner, thus protecting his digital legacy.








Attorney Carolina Nunez at The Law Offices of Carolina Nunez, P.A.. can guide you through the entire process to protect your family. We are dedicated to helping our clients in Florida virtually, or in person in near Orlando in Winter Park or Daytona Beach.


You can also call so that you can learn more about your possible rights in areas of: car accident, motorcycle accident, bicycle accident, truck accident, wrongful death, slip and fall, and more.

We value honesty and integrity, which is why unlike other law firms --we offer offer transparent and flat-rate pricing for your estate planning services.


Carolina Nunez, Esq. is a Florida estate planning attorney at The Law Offices of Carolina Nunez, P.A.

                                         With our personalized service, we have helped clients feel heard and understood during their estate planning process.












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