Peace of mind is an estate well-planned
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LD Legal, LLC, is a Gainesville, Florida law firm offering cost efficient, practical and thorough solutions for:
- Estate planning (Wills, Trusts, Power of Attorney, Health Care Directives)
- Probate court administration (Summary and Formal Administration)
- Guardianship administration (for incapacitated persons or minors)
Gainesville Estate Planning & Probate
Gainesville Estate Planning attorney, Long H. Duong (last name prounced “Young”) assists clients in planning, preserving and transferring their estates. It is our goal to guide clients through the process and ensure they understand our strategies and procedural choices.
If you or someone you know has questions about any of our practice areas, contact us today (via phone or our contact form) and we’ll schedule a free phone consultation or an in office consultation.
A word for Long:
I am very committed to client service and satisfaction. This is often uttered by any service provider, but its a core value for me. In my day to day routine, I spend much of my days trying to understand what clients really need from me and I look for the path of least resistance to meet that goal. Some client matters are routine and relatively simple. Others require loads of research and coordination. If I don’t think I can provide a solution, I communicate this early and often. I look forward to discussing your situation, coming up with a proper plan and fully educating you along the way. Thanks for visiting.
(numbers never lie)
On your Second Marriage?If you have remarried and have children, you’ve got work to do. Don’t assume that your children will get equal treatment if you die first.
Do you have Minor Children?In your Will, you can nominate a guardian for your minor children if there is no surviving parent. The person you nominate is presumed to be the first and best option by the court.
What is Estate Planning?
Estate planning is a broad category that includes the execution of Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Directives and Real Estate transfers. Everyone should have an estate plan, no matter how modest the estate.
Estate Planning instruments we frequently prepare:
- Last Will and Testament
- Living (Revocable) Trust
- Living Will
- Power of Attorney
- Healthcare Surrogate Designation (Medical Power of Attorney)
- Designation of Pre-need Guardian
What is Probate?
Probate is a court supervised process where a decedent’s estate is settled. Probate administration includes collecting assets, address debts and distributing inheritances to the heirs of a decedent.
Probate pleadings we frequently prepare:
* Petition for Administration
* Petition for Summary Administration
* Petition to Determine Homestead Status of Real Property
* Petition to Determine Exempt Property
* Petition to Open Safe Deposit Box
What is Guardianship?
Guardianship is a court supervised process where a guardian is appointed to manage a person’s day to day life and/or their property. Persons who need guardians are either minors or persons who are incapable of making such decisions because of mental incapacity or physical impairment.
Guardianship pleadings we frequently prepare:
* Petition for Appointment of Guardian
* Petition to Determine Incapacity
* Petition for Appointment of Guardian for Minor’s Property
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About your Consultation
Consultations by phone are free for 20 minutes. We’ll determine quickly if your consultation might require a more substantial time commitment or in-office meeting. Our goal is to identify your planning or administration issues, determine a strategy and layout you options. Whenever possible, we’ll give you a quote for estimated fees at the end of our consultation.
Please note: While we’d love the opportunity to represent you, a written agreement is required to establish an attorney-client relationship.