Wills, Probate

Trusts, Estate Planning

140 South Beach Street, Suite 310
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
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Personal Representative

We recently completed a new will and trust with Heidi Webb, attorney in Daytona Beach. Even though we had these documents from another state, they needed to be replaced to comply with Florida laws. When we met with Heidi, she reviewed our documents, explained what needed to be done and why, and answered all our questions and concerns. Where other lawyers said what we should do, Heidi asked us what we wanted to do and then explained pros and cons. We never felt rushed and she gave us all the time we needed to make our final decisions. Her professionalism, interest in her clients, friendly personality and care went a long way to making the whole process easy and very pleasant. We highly recommend Heidi Webb for your estate planning needs.

~ Daniel R

I was so lucky to have found Ms. Webb. As my parents were aging, new legal and financial questions arose with which none of us had any experience. Ms. Webb spent nearly two hours with us answering questions and sharing her professional knowledge and advice. She created an archive of our important documents and followed up via email throughout the following week until she could be sure that we felt confident and satisfied in the decisions we needed to make. She genuinely cares about her community and applies her expertise to help others before herself. Trustworthy, dependable, and efficient, Heidi Webb is a true gem!

~ Maggie C.

penalty clause

Can I have a Penalty Clause for Contest in my Will?

Just because a clause is in your will does not mean the court will enforce it.

The purpose of a penalty clause is to discourage disgruntled relatives from contesting your will.

This concept purports to prevent anyone who mounts a legal challenge—and loses—from inheriting a penny from you.

Putting a penalty clause in your will may give you a false sense of security because the clause might not be enforced. Your state’s law will affect how effective a no-contest clause will be or if it will be effective at all.

In the State of Florida, the courts will not enforce this clause.

I advise you to discuss with your heirs your wishes in your estate plan in the hopes that this discussion will result in the heirs not squabbling over your estate once you pass.

Heidi S. Webb, Attorney at Law serves clients in Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, Port Orange, and beyond with matters of Elder Law, Estate Planning, and Small Business Law. Contact her today to schedule a free consultation. Visit her page on Facebook, or see what her clients are saying to learn more about Heidi. 

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