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Daytona Beach, FL 32114
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Melbourne, FL 32901
(321) 821-2321

Personal Representative

Heidi handled estate planning for us, including setting up a family trust, wills, power of attorney, living will, health care directive. She provided excellent, knowledgeable guidance throughout the process and we worked through these matters effectively and efficiently, and the work was completed for a reasonable fee. We were very pleased with the services provided. ~Dave K

~ Dave K

I was in a very difficult situation when I received Heidi’s number. I was in a desperate situation in a divorce/custody. And I’m sure I looked desperate and frazzled, but she assured me she would help me. I will never forget the days we spent in her office situating the legalities of my situation and she walked me through how court would be and how I was going to behave. (Which I needed I had never done this before) I behaved like I was supposed to and in all of the court hearings that we had to go through she made me feel like I wasn’t desperate anymore I just needed the right people on my team. I enjoyed working with Heidi, she is my friend and I am proud to call her my lawyer. And just an FYI because if I was looking for a lawyer in divorce/custody I would want to know the outcome…..I won. I am 110% satisfied with the outcome. Thank you HEIDI!

~ Karen S.

How to Organize your Estate Planning Documents

If you are preparing to plan your estate, it is also essential for you to organize your estate planning documents to be easier for your loved ones to find. Here is a sample list of the types of documents that might be included:

  • Insurance policies
  • Deeds, trusts, wills, and other documents
  • Retirement accounts and pensions
  • Bank, mutual fund, and money market accounts
  • Items hidden away in safes and safe deposit boxes
  • Stocks and bonds
  • Heirlooms and photographs
  • List of individuals you wanted to be contacted upon your death

 

When determining how to organize these documents, keep in mind this will be an emotional time for your loved ones. We provide our clients with a binder with organizational tabs to put copies of all documents in but another solution is getting a portable handing file folder box like the one shown here:

organize your estate planning documents

Label each hanging file to correspond with the document inside and have a separate document in each file. This system will reduce the searching for your Personal Representative. However you decide to organize, put the end result in a safe place and make sure you communicate with your Personal Representative and Estate lawyer where this box of documents is stored. Do not put your funeral arrangements in with your Estate Planning documents. Your family will need to know your wishes to arrange your funeral before they address your Will.

If you don’t organize your estate planning documents, your family may suffer avoidable losses. In addition to property losses, relatives may not be notified of your death, and important information about your family history may not be passed along to future generations.

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

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