Wills, Probate

Trusts, Estate Planning

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Personal Representative

In Heidi, I have found my Florida attorney. I live out of state but have a home in Florida which I wanted to turn over to my son, who does live in Florida, without running into tax issues. I was imagining all sorts of paper work, but Heidi made it all so simple for me and I was very satisfied with her knowledge and professionalism. What’s more, she is a very nice person and so easy to deal with. I have no hesitation in recommending her and will certainly use her again if the need arises.

~ Meme D

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

How Old Should a Child Be to Be Named Executor in a Will

How Old Should a Child Be to Be Named Executor in a Will?

A person must be at least 18 to be qualified to serve as a personal representative. The person must also not be a convicted felon or someone the court finds “unsuitable.” Finally, the person should also not be incapacitated, although there are exceptions to those restrictions.

Assuming that the child is at least eighteen and meets the other requirements, they should be able to serve as a personal representative. However, whether they should serve is a question you need to ask yourself.

Serving as a personal representative is serious business, so make sure that the child is mature enough to assume the responsibility and responsible enough to carry out the duties. Having raised three children who are now in their twenties, I am comfortable saying that age is not always enough. Make sure you discuss this issue with your estate planning attorney.

Heidi S. Webb, Attorney at Law, serves clients in Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, Port Orange, and beyond with matters of Estate Planning and Probate. 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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