Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning and Probate Law

The Law Office of Matthew Z. Martell, P.A. provides certain past clients and existing divorce and family law clients with estate planning services. The Firm has experience in the areas of probate and trust litigation, including will contests and trust disputes. We also prepare standard estate planning documents for past or existing clients normally prior to a divorce, a civil lawsuit, or after their divorce has been completed. Whether you need a will, trust, living will, or durable power of attorney, we offer  preparation of standard  estate planning documents for past clients and existing divorce and family law clients. We treat each client with respect as we assist them formulating and implementing their estate plans prior to a divorce, civil litigation or after a divorce.  With our experience, we are able to effectively handle probate, guardianship, and estate planning for our past clients and existing divorce and family law clients.

As a trusted and professional probate and estate planning law firm, the Law Office of Matthew Z. Martell, P.A. can offer assistance to certain past clients and existing divorce and family law clients with estate planning services with a variety of estate planning matters including:

For more information, see our Estate Planning Frequently Asked Questions page and our Probate and Estate Planning Common Terms and Definitions.

Sarasota Estate Planning | Venice Estate Planning | Bradenton Estate Planning

The Law Office of Matthew Z. Martell, P.A. provides legal advice and services to past clients and existing clients  in divorces and family law cases  for their  changing future estate planning needs. This includes planning for their asset and property disposition upon death in the new manner in which the client desires; avoiding the probate process whenever possible; minimizing estate taxes; and providing future income for family members after death. The Law Office of Matthew Z. Martell, P.A. is familiar with a variety of estate planning techniques that are available including wills, living wills, revocable trusts, and limited liability companies. We advise our past clients and existing divorce and family law clients in planning for incapacity with durable powers of attorney, health care advance directives, and declarations of pre-need guardian. Planning for the ongoing needs of the entire family is a large concern of some of our clients. Therefore, the Firm advises such clients on the use of trusts and pre-nuptial agreements, as well as transferring types of assets and property interests into family businesses, closely-held corporations, real estate, life insurance, annuities, HSA Accounts, IRAs, 401Ks, 529 Plans, and other investments. We strive to educate our past clients and existing clients in divorces and family law cases  about the estate planning process to ensure that they understand the choices they are making. We are very aware that the estate planning choices our clients make today will greatly impact the future of their families and beneficiaries.

Sarasota Asset Protection | Venice Asset Protection | Bradenton Asset Protection

The Law Office of Matthew Z. Martell, P.A. assists past clients and existing clients in divorce and family law cases in titling and structuring ownership of assets and property to protect them from present creditors as well as potential creditors. This asset protecting process considers each aspect of potential risk and then uses the best methods available for minimizing that risk. Our domestic asset protection planning considers the Florida homestead exemption, other Florida state and federal creditor exemptions; different forms of titling and ownership; use of corporations, and limited liability companies. Asset protection planning is important at many stages of life such as prior to a divorce, prior to marriage, or prior to a civil lawsuit. The Law Office of Matthew Z. Martell, P.A. works proactively with our past clients and existing divorce and family law clients to address their asset protection needs before changes in circumstance occur which expose them to immediate legal and financial exposure due to their lack of proper basic standard domestic asset protection planning techniques.

For more information, see our Estate Planning Frequently Asked Questions.
and our Probate and Estate Planning Common Terms and Definitions.