Wills, Probate

Trusts, Estate Planning

210 South Beach Street, Suite 202
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
(386) 257-3332

Personal Representative

We had a wonderful experience with Heidi Webb and her staff when updating our will and trust. Heidi made everything easy with forms to help us cover all items essential to our trust document. She went item by item to understand our wants and needs and made the process very understandable and easy. Both she and her staff are very personable and accommodating with schedules and time. We would highly recommend Heidi Webb Law Firm.

~ Donna R

We were in need of a trust and will package. After checking around with some of the bigger firms in the area we settled on Heidi S. Webb because she was so attentive to what we needed during our initial free zoom consultation. Heidi and her very able assistant Molly gave us great advice and prepared documents tailor made to our needs. The entire process was smooth and very reasonably priced. Something we had dreaded dealing with for years turned out to be a pleasure thanks to Heidi.

~ Kevin S


Estate Planning Terms Part II

When you have lost a loved one; in addition to the pain of loss, you may also need to navigate the vocabulary and processes associated with managing the affairs of the person who has passed away. Therefore, it is best not to attempt to go through this process alone. It is highly recommended that family members go through the procedures with the help of an experienced Probate attorney.

Even so, you may hear several unusual terms during this time. It is essential to learn the definitions of these terms as they can impact your life and others in your family.

Decedent -A decedent is the person who has died.

Intestate – This references a Decedent who has died without having written a will. 

Testator– A decedent that had written a will before their death.

Trustee– A trustee is the administrator of a trust. A trust is a legal document in which one or more trustees hold the legal title of the property for the benefit of the beneficiaries.

Executor – The Executor is responsible for wrapping up the deceased person’s affairs and distributing the assets to, or for the benefit of, the persons named in the will (beneficiaries). The Executor is appointed in the testator’s will.  In Florida, this is called a Personal Representative.

These are only a very few of the ‘foreign’ words you will hear during the Probate process.  It is important you feel comfortable with the attorney you hire so that you can ask them what something means and educate yourself throughout the process —things are less daunting when you understand.

If you need help with the estate of a loved one or want to put your plan together, call me today for a free consultation. Please visit my website to read what my clients say about my services and visit my blog for more informational estate planning information.

Heidi S. Webb, Attorney at Law, serves clients all over the state of Florida with Estate Planning and Probate. She has offices in Daytona Beach but can meet via phone or Zoom with clients statewide. 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 at www.heidiwebb.com.

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