Planning on a Living Will?

Writing a will is necessary regardless of the size of your estate. Regardless of whether you’re a millionaire or have modest assets, proper estate planning can help your estate avoid expensive legal pitfalls like probate court. Even if you already have a will, some situations that demand you modify it. A legal addendum, called a codicil, can make quick and simple changes to your estate plan. Also, a document called a living will can set forth specific instructions about your medical care if you become incapacitated. While you may think that a will alone can ensure the proper distribution of your assets, that’s not always the case. Once you die, you’ll need an administrator, called an executor, to carry out the actions your will specifies. At the Law Office of Jane Park, we help clients near the Ormond Beach, FL area with guidance on these issues.


Call us if you’re considering writing a will in any of these communities:

  • Daytona Beach, FL
  • DeLand, FL
  • Deltona, FL
  • Ormond Beach, FL
  • Port Orange, FL
  • Holly Hill, FL
  • New Smyrna Beach, FL
  • Edgewater, FL
  • Barberville, FL
  • Palm Coast, FL

A living will is a document that allows you to set advance directives for your medical care if you are incapacitated. You can use these kinds of documents to give your next-of-kin guidance for your end-of-life care. At the Law Office of Jane Park, we’ve developed a streamlined living will process that will make sure you don’t leave your family guessing if you’re ever deprived of your decision-making capacity.

Codicil: When Do You Need It?

A codicil is an addendum to your will. It’s a way that you can add extra assets and distributions to your will without having to draft the entire document from scratch. Using a codicil, you can make changes to your will including:
  • Changing your executor: you can change the person who carries out your last will and testament
  • Adding or removing specific bequests: if you gain or lose significant assets that you need add to your will
  • Adding or removing beneficiaries: if you have a new child or file for divorce
An airtight codicil can also help your estate avoid costly legal expenses like probate court fees. This will retain your estate’s value and shorten the amount of time that the court takes to process it. At the Law Office of Jane Park, we strive to write clear, simple, and functional codicils to wills that our firm has drafted or that you commissioned from another attorney.
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When You Need an Executor of Will Use a Pro

The executor of your will is the person who will carry out your wishes after you die. It’s no small task. An executor must be a person that you can trust who has a solid understanding of how estate law works. Some people choose a family member or close personal friend to act as the executor of their will. However, many clients select their estate lawyer for the position. This ensures that the executor of their will won’t make any costly legal errors on your estate’s behalf.

The Law Office of Jane Park can do more than draft living wills or codicils. We can also represent your estate as your executor. In fact, even if another lawyer drafted your will, we can make the necessary changes to represent your estate after you die. It’s an easy way for you to ensure that a professional, reliable firm is in charge of carrying out your last will and testament.
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Before Writing a Will Call Our Firm

If you need a firm that you can trust to assist you in writing a will, call the Law Office of Jane Park. We’ve spent 25 years helping our clients in and around Ormond Beach, FL draft codicils, living wills, and other estate planning documents. Call us today and schedule a free consultation – we even offer flexible payment plans to our clients.

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