Estate Planning in Sarasota
Wills and trusts
Johnson, Browning & Clayton assist clients in developing complex and multi-faceted estate plans. Clients approach the firm with different goals for asset management and property dispersal, and we respond with a customized strategy aiming to achieve those short- and long-term objectives.
Our attorneys help clients set up a variety of trusts:
- Revocable living trusts
- Charitable trusts
- Life insurance trusts
- Special needs trusts
- Trusts for dependants
We routinely serve our clients in an advisory capacity when they are named as trustees. In addition to our full-service trust practice, we also draft general and living wills that outline testamentary wishes as well as give advanced directives for medical crises and/or incapacity.
Sarasota probate representation
The firm helps its clients settle estate matters after a loved one passes. This involves advising the will’s executor on the correct legal way to carry out the deceased’s last wishes and inevitably involves an appearance in Sarasota’s probate courts.
Our attorneys prepare all of the necessary paperwork to facilitate a smoother transition during the probate process. Having the essential documentation prepared and ready for court can enable a more streamlined asset and debt distribution process.
Occasionally, disputes arise in contest to the provisions of the deceased’s will. These matters are usually among family members and loved ones and can be quite emotional. The Clayton Law Firm, P.A. handles these matters through active litigation and with sensitivity and respect for our clients.