Bradenton Asset Protection Lawyers

For more than 20 years Garland & Padelford, Attorneys, LLC, has been exclusively providing elder law and estate planning services to retirees throughout Southwest Florida. The driving force behind everything we do is a firm belief that living by the Golden Rule, treat others as you would like to be treated, should affect every aspect of your life. Our attorneys consider themselves to be extremely blessed because they truly enjoy helping retirees find practical and effective solutions to legal challenges.

Vulnerable Assets

There are many different variables to consider when making an estate plan. Sometimes a client will have considerable sound investments, as well as a deep desire to keep the family home in the family. Whatever the asset or the potential risks it may be facing, we are here to help you find a way to achieve a positive resolution.

Our lawyers will take the time to listen to your concerns and examine all aspects of your estate. We will provide a straightforward and honest assessment of those things that are at the greatest risk of being affected by the probate process due to factors such as: claims by creditors, potential legal disputes brought forth by beneficiaries and estate taxes. Based on your concerns and your goals, we will diligently work to craft an effective estate plan that shores up vulnerabilities and reduces potential complications somewhere down the road.

Nursing Homes

Most people do not realize that a significant part of estate planning involves addressing significant milestones in retirement. If you have reached a point in your life when it appears that a nursing home may be necessary, then the agreement made with the home may directly affect your estate. We will help you make arrangements such as qualifying for Medicare, so that you can get established with a nursing home while protecting your assets.

Estate Tax Laws

Estate tax law is a volatile field. It can be difficult to keep on top of the many ways estate taxes may affect your estate due to the fact that the laws frequently change. We are here to help you understand the current tax laws and how those laws apply to your estate. We will work with your tax accountant and other financial professionals to come up with the best solution for managing your estate both now and in the future.

Experienced Manatee County Estate Tax Planning 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 asset protection attorneys.