Orlando Probate Lawyer

Accomplished Orlando, Florida, Probate Attorney

Wills • Guardianships • Living Wills

To ensure that your property goes to the people you choose after you pass away, you need to plan ahead. An experienced probate lawyer can prepare a will for you to make sure your property goes to your heirs, not to the government. Contact an experienced probate lawyer at Mercedes R. Wechsler, P.A in Orlando. Our telephone number is 407-839-1364.

Broad Probate Experience

At Mercedes R. Wechsler, P.A., in addition to writing simple wills for our clients, we handle the following probate issues:

  • Estate administration
  • Living wills
  • Guardianships of minors
  • Guardianships of property

The Probate Process

Probate is the legal process of collecting and distributing a deceased person's property to the person's heirs. Most estates -- even when the recently departed prepared a will -- must go through the probate process. This process is complicated and time consuming. We can help you navigate the process and administer the estate.

Why You Need a Will

You might wonder why you need a will if your estate will have to go through the probate process anyway. The answer is this: if you don't have a will, the statutes will determine who gets your property. Moreover, in certain situations, the state has the right to keep some of your property.

Living Wills

If you lapsed into a coma, would your loved ones know whether you wanted them to exhaust all efforts to save your life? With a living will, you can make your intentions clear in advance. A living will is a document that describes the degree of medical intervention you want medical professionals to take if you are unconscious or otherwise unable to communicate your wishes.

With a living will, you spare your relatives the anguish of trying to guess what degree of care you'd want. We'll prepare a living will or health care directive for you. We'll describe all your medical care options and their implications so you can make an informed decision.

Durable Powers of Attorney

You can also appoint someone you trust to make these medical care decisions for you if necessary. We can prepare durable powers of attorney to authorize this person to make all medical care decisions for you if you're unable to do so.

To learn more about living wills, probate or durable powers of attorney, contact our office in Orlando at 407-839-1364.