Central Florida Estate Planning and Probate Attorneys
Hands-on assistance in preparing for the future
Throughout its existence, the Orlando law firm of Gierach and Gierach, P.A. has provided attentive legal service to clients, including effective representation and strong communication on all fronts. Our lawyers maintain that philosophy with every client who contacts us for legal counsel. When you look to us to manage your estate plan or your probate matter, you will experience this approach firsthand.
We have provided the information below to acquaint you with how we can assist you in the following areas:
Our Orlando law firm is capable of serving clients in person throughout Florida. Our plane allows us to travel to you to discuss your estate legal issues with you in person.
Wills are critical documents that detail your wishes in how your assets must be distributed upon your death. Wills must include all assets and property or may be deemed invalid. If one passes on without a legally valid will in place, he or she is said to have died intestate, and the Florida courts decide how to distribute the estate. To ensure that your loved ones are protected in the way you deem appropriate, we create a legally sound will to stand the test of probate.
When you have lost a loved one, the last thing you want to deal with is paperwork and legalities. Our law firm helps you through the technicalities and court requirements so you can focus on recovering from your personal loss.
Our law firm's location in central Florida makes us ideally suited for those whose decedents resided in Florida while they do not. In these cases, the decedent's family may be unable to attend the court appearances and legal meetings necessary to move a will through the probate process. At Gierach and Gierach, P.A., we understand that you may not be available, so we assume control of the probate process, keeping you informed on all developments and on any next steps.
Everyone needs an estate plan. You have a legacy to pass onto your children and loved ones, and you need to make sure they are protected in the event you are not able to provide for them. You can direct your assets to protect family and friends financially, and if your family is a new one, you can establish guardianships so you can be certain they are totally taken care of. Estate planning includes:
At Gierach and Gierach, P.A., our lawyers can evaluate your assets and wealth and determine the optimal estate plan for you, which typically includes a combination of tools, such as a will, living will and testamentary trust. We are also available to modify your existing estate plan to suit changing circumstances, such as a divorce, birth or health event. Contact us today for a free consultation on how we can help you.
There may come times when loved ones are unable to make informed decisions regarding their own health care and finances. Fortunately there are several options to facilitate careful management of health and assets.
Powers of attorney are documents which empowers a party to make decisions on the part of another, the principal. These decisions can, depending on the language within the document, include the authority to engage in:
Health care surrogates are competent adults chosen to make health care decisions on the part of a potentially incapacitated party according to particular documents commonly known as advance health care directives or living wills. These documents instruct a particular course of medical action to be taken in the onset of a terminal health condition regarding sustaining life under numerous circumstances.
Powers of attorney and health care surrogates provide a pre-planned alternative to the much more restrictive option of guardianships. A guardianship is a powerful and sometimes necessary tool in which a person is legally deemed incapable or unavailable to properly manage his or her affairs. This often involves children, the elderly and individuals with special needs.
The law firm of Gierach and Gierach, P.A. can examine your situation and determine which advance directive or combination of directives is best for your particular circumstance.
Attorney John Gierach has handled workers compensation defense matters for Florida businesses for 35 years. During this time, Mr. Gierach has been named a specialist in workers compensation law, as the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education has certified him as such. Mr. Gierach defends companies and corporations of all sizes and industries from frivolous workers compensation claims, and has the experience to foresee the possibilities for each individual case. He is honest with you about your chances, and advises clients on the best possible course of action to resolve the claim. He maintains this facet of the firm's legal practice with a base of satisfied clients who return business to Gierach and Gierach, P.A. whenever a workers compensation matter arises. If your company requires the assistance of an experienced litigation attorney in central Florida, contact Gierach and Gierach, P.A. today.
Let us help you plan for the future
Our law firm assists clients in its downtown Orlando office from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, but in cases of emergencies, our attorneys can meet you where you need us. Call our Orange County law firm at 407-545-5744 or toll-free at 866-608-4349, or contact Gierach and Gierach, P.A. online today to schedule your free initial consultation.