Why is Estate Planning Important?
YOU CAN’T PLAN FOR IT, BUT YOU CAN PREPARE FOR IT
Many people incorrectly assume that only the wealthy need an Estate Plan. In fact, if you have children, own real property, unique personal property, family heirlooms, vehicles, boats, bank accounts, stocks, bonds, jewelry, household goods, a business, royalties, pets, or other property, then you need an estate plan. A properly prepared estate plan will ensure that your loved ones and financial affairs are taken care of. Ultimately, an estate plan not only protects your assets, it provides you with peace of mind that your family will be taken care of when you are no longer here to care for them.
WHAT IS ESTATE PLANNING
An estate plan allows you to decide how your assets will be distributed. It allows you to decide who will care for your minor children if you cannot. It allows you to decide who will make your medical and financial decisions in the event you become incapacitated. It allows you to do these things without interference of the court. The goal of an estate plan is to ensure your assets are preserved, that taxes, court costs and attorneys’ fees are minimized and the administrative and financial burdens are taken away from your loved ones after your death. No matter the size of your estate, everyone should protect themselves and the interests of loved ones by developing some type of estate plan. We will work with you to develop a plan that is narrowly tailored to meet your every need. Our firm provides the following services
- TRUST FUNDING
- HEALTH CARE SURROGATES
- FINANCIAL POWER OF ATTORNEY
- DEED TRANSFERS
- BUSINESS SUCCESSION PLANNING
- TRUST ADMINISTRATION & LITIGATION
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Sommer C Horton
Sommer C Horton
Ms. Horton is a dedicated and talented attorney licensed in both, Florida and California. Her firm handles a vast array of civil litigation matters stemming from guardianship, Estate Planning
, family law, business and real estate law, personal injury and construction defect. From start to finish, Ms. Horton works closely with her clients. She is an aggressive litigator.
From 2003 – 2012, Ms. Horton ran the Estate Planning, Probate, Trust Administration & Litigation and Family Law Division of a very prestigious California Law Firm. Ms. Horton is an experienced attorney who is highly regarded for her creativeness, strategic judgment and her uncanny ability to deliver persuasive arguments in the courtroom. she has a tremendous skill for being an aggressive advocate for her clients, while being one who understands and appreciates how trying litigation can be, thus, she is extremely sensitive to her clients’ needs.
Sommer and I met during a heart breaking period in my life. She was a blessing to us as she needed to handle very sensitive, difficult, and complex family matters.
Sommer’s compassion and legal knowledge was executed in a most professional manner on our behalf. I admire, respect, and love the Horton Law Group and would use her again in a heartbeat when the need arises…..I wouldn’t dream of calling anyone else!