Wills, Probate

Trusts, Estate Planning

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

Personal Representative

In a time of sadness & grief, I searched the area for an attorney who would work with me and my budget. After the first call with Mrs. Heidi, I knew that I had found someone who truly cared, who was understanding and patient with my circumstances. She knew that I did not know much about the probate court (I felt so lost and defeated) and she went over and above to explain it all to me and what was going to be happening in the upcoming months. Probate court is not something that happens quickly, my family & I were out of our home for months on end and Mrs. Heidi did everything she could to expedite the process of us moving back in. She provided us with all the information, communicated everything with us as she found out and made the (tough) process so smooth. She is super knowledgeable in her scope and works thoroughly on the documents needed. I am very very grateful my family and I chose Heidi and I strongly recommend anyone who needs Estate Planning to inquire with her.
Not to mention, everyone who works in her office and beside of her is equally as amazing as she is. Her office staff was simply dedicated, always pleasant, compassionate, and kindhearted. They made me feel like we've been friends forever. They communicated with me & sympathized with me, they treated me like a person they loved, not just another customer, and they truly cared about how I was doing despite what I was going through at the time. I applaud them and Mrs. Heidi tremendously for everything they have done for us.
There are not enough words that could show my true appreciation and thankfulness for this group of people and this office.

~ Briana L

Hi Heidi,

Just a note to say thank you for being so helpful and kind to my co-workers. I recommend you to anyone who needs an attorney like you.

If all attorneys were like you, maybe they would not have such a bad rep.

~ Debbie J.

beneficiary on your retirement account

Why You Should Change the Beneficiary on your Retirement Account

This is an important question I am asked by clients and the answer may surprise you.

Why do I have to change my beneficiary on my retirement account? Can’t I just name a beneficiary in my Will for this money?

Answer: Beneficiaries listed on retirement accounts override any direction in an Estate Plan. For example, if you get divorced and remarry but fail to put spouse number two as the beneficiary on your retirement account and you list them in the Will to receive this money.  Depending on the type of plan there is a VERY strong possibility that the retirement money goes to the individual listed as the beneficiary —eek! Your EX-wife.  Imagine the mess that would leave after you pass.

This scenario is one example of why it is critical to work with an Estate Planning Attorney to put your plan in place. Using a professional pays off in so many ways and will provide peace of mind that your wishes are correctly drafted so your wishes can be followed after you pass.

 

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