Bradenton Estate Planning Lawyers

Garland & Padelford, Attorneys, LLC, has been providing elder law and estate planning services, exclusively, since 1987. Our lawyers feel particularly blessed because they truly enjoy both the work and the people they serve.

Representing People

Our dedication to representing individuals, not corporations or agencies, allows us to provide personal and direct attention to each of our clients. Our office is handicapped accessible with ample, nearby, free parking. However, we will make special arrangements to meet with you at your home, a nursing home or another location that is more convenient to you.

You will not be shuffled around between multiple attorneys and paralegals. We will take the time to listen to your unique needs and concerns. Our top priority is to find the most effective legal solution to each of your elder law and estate planning concerns such as asset protection, estate planning, probate, managing a trust and establishing a durable power of attorney.

The Golden Rule

Treat others as you would like to be treated yourself. This is the philosophy behind everything we do at Garland & Padelford. It is also the driving force behind the additional services we offer to clients and their families:

  • Assistants and house-checks: We truly care about the welfare of all of our clients and we understand how difficult it can be for family members who are unable to stop by for a visit and to verify that a loved one is doing okay. In an effort to directly address those concerns we make personal assistant services available to our clients. Our assistants will provide regular help with basic bookkeeping tasks or will simply stop by for a house-check, to ensure that everything is okay.
  • Document review: If the legal documents you currently have in place were created in another state or are several years old, it is important to have them reviewed for accuracy, effectiveness and compliance with Florida law. If you simply have questions or concerns about the plan you have in place, then a second opinion can be very helpful. We will look over your existing documents and provide an honest and thorough initial assessment at no charge.

Garland & Padelford, Attorneys, LLC, has received an AV rating through Martindale-Hubbell.*

Experienced Manatee County Probate Attorneys

From our offices in Bradenton, Florida, Garland & Padelford, Attorneys, LLC, represents clients throughout Southwest Florida. Contact us toll free at 888-351-5027 to arrange an initial consultation with experienced Bradenton estate planning attorneys.

*Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards. CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies.