Experienced Florida trusts and estates attorney helps you plan for the future
Dedicated Seminole lawyer works to protect your legacy
Richard P. Caton, P.A. possesses in-depth knowledge about all aspects of trusts and estate issues, including:
- Estate planning
- Estate taxes
- Executorship duties
- Living wills
- Living trusts
- Probate and will disputes
- Wills drafting and execution
I can advise you on the best approach to your estate planning. I thoroughly analyze your estate and strategize the best means of transferring your assets, minimizing taxes, establishing guardianship for your children, supporting personal philanthropic causes and protecting your loved ones. I can draft a will that reflects your desires and establish living trusts if they would be beneficial to your estate.
I apply my extensive knowledge about Florida probate court to guide you through the complex process of probating a will. I assist executors in all steps of the process, including:
- Creating a plan of action to probate the estate fairly and expeditiously
- Filing the will with the Florida probate court
- Closing and opening bank accounts
- Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate
- Paying taxes and other debts
- Locating beneficiaries
- Hiring professional expert when necessary
When disputes occur between beneficiaries, I successfully represent your interests. I have the extensive knowledge to challenge invalid wills or to defend valid wills against the improper assertions of dissatisfied beneficiaries. A skillful mediator and litigator, I can negotiate between beneficiaries to preserve relationships or fastidiously pursue your rights in court when necessary.
Contact a meticulous estate planning lawyer
Richard P. Caton, P.A. serves clients in Seminole and throughout Florida. Call 727-398-3600 or contact me online to schedule a consultation at my Seminole office.