What common mistakes in estate planning in Florida should I be on the lookout for?

One mistake is hiring an attorney who does not know what he or she is doing.  We currently have too many attorneys in the U.S.  Over the last 10 years I have seen many attorneys who cannot find employment simply rent an office and start advertising.  Most of these attorneys are nice people.  But this is important technical stuff, and many people hire a lawyer because they were referred by someone who really had no idea if the attorney was qualified.   Further, there are programs attorneys can buy that create documents.  Often we see documents that were obviously created by a program that are inappropriate for the married couple.  


Matthew A. Linde, is a Florida Bar Board Certified expert in Wills, Trusts and Estates and in Elder Law.  There are only 11 attorneys in Florida who have both these certifications as of January 2017.  Attorney Matthew A. Linde understands firsthand the importance of careful estate planning and the complexities of financial legal matters, such as probate, tax litigation and guardianship. For help with your estate planning concerns, contact our Fort Myers office to schedule a one-on-one meeting with a professional who can answer your questions – 239-939-7100.