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Bryant & de Parry, P.A.: Compassionate and Knowledgeable Elder Law Attorney Serving Volusia County

Whether you are currently facing a trust, estate planning or Medicaid issue – or just want to make sure that you are prepared should one arise for you or a loved one – Bryant & de Parry, P.A. has the expertise and understanding to make sure your legal needs are taken care of.

It's Never Too Early to Get Your Affairs in Order

Taking the first step in planning for the end of your life can be daunting –it’s unpleasant to think about, and far too many people put off planning for the inevitable because talking about it with your loved ones and facing your own mortality can be difficult. 

With that said, the best time to start planning for your death is when you’re healthy: The choices you make at that time will be based on logic, not emotion, and you will rest easy knowing that in the event of your death, your family and friends will not be faced with a lengthy probate battle to sort out the matters of your estate. 

How Can an Attorney Help With My End-of-Life Plans?

Since state law governs estate plans, it helps to have an attorney well versed in the laws of your state and how those laws come in to play in the many facets of estate planning.

Did you know that in Florida, the personal representative of your will must be a blood or marital relative or a resident of the state of Florida?  If you designate an out-of-state friend as your will’s personal representative, they will be unable to serve in that capacity in the event of your death.  A competent attorney well-versed in probate and estate planning can help you avoid mistakes that will leave your friends and loved ones with a financial and emotional burden after your death. 

A competent elder law and/or estate planning attorney can help you:

  • Designate a health care surrogate, power of attorney, and personal representative to make sure that your end-of-life wishes are fulfilled;
  • Set up a trust to allocate your financial assets after your death, and help you appoint beneficiaries; 
  • Draw up the necessary legal documents to make sure that your affairs are in order. 

About Bryant & de Parry, P.A.

Astrid de Parry has been practicing law for over 35 years and concentrates her practice on elder law and related areas, including life care planning and asset protection, guardianship, Medicaid law, estate planning, trust planning and trust administration, veteran's benefits and probate matters.

The Law Office of Bryant & de Parry, P.A. is situated in beautiful downtown DeLand, FL, serving clients throughout Volusia County, including the nearby areas of Orange City, Deltona, and Daytona Beach. Bryant & de Parry, P.A. also handles matters of Land Use, Real Estate Transactions, Business and Commercial Law, and Civil Litigation. Contact Bryant & de Parry, P.A. today: (386) 736-1223.