You have arrived here because you know you need to make plans for your family’s future. You want to be certain they are taken care of, even if you are no longer here to do it. You know tomorrow is not guaranteed, and you want to demonstrate the deep love you feel for your family in the legacy you leave behind.
The attorneys and staff at Cramer Law Center feel the same way. We have walked our own personal journey and directed our focus toward estate planning after years of litigation work. We are not your typical law firm, and we are happy to share that story with you. We believe in personalized attention to assist in the estate planning process so you can have peace of mind that the plan you leave behind will work—even when you no longer have a voice.
Cramer Law Center is the only estate planning law firm in Northeast Florida to have a formal, three-step planning process. We call this thorough process our “Life Legacy Program.” We meet with our clients at least annually to exchange the most current legal and personal information and keep plans up-to-date, so you can feel secure knowing all the details have been handled. At Cramer Law Center, we believe “Living Matters”…let us prove it to you.
Cramer Law Center creates deeply personalized, easy-to-understand will and trust agreements, protecting loved ones from undue stress during a time of loss.
You see, everything we do is customized to the individual. From a disability preference, to helping title transfers to fund a trust, or hand-selecting a birthday card—it is all just for you.
Through our personalized counseling process, clients create a library of life to communicate deep-seated values and personal beliefs. These “Priceless Conversations” transfer family stories, philosophies, and wisdom—along with wealth—to loved ones. Plus, we are part of a national network of attorneys engaged in this process and the first firm in Jacksonville to offer this proprietary lifetime planning.
Add to this our ongoing support and education for clients, family, and caregivers, and it’s no wonder our clients and their loved ones have peace of mind knowing their plan will work—even when they no longer have a voice.
At Cramer Law Center, every life matters.
- Estate Planning
The Jacksonville, Florida Estate Planning lawyers and attorneys associated with the Cramer Law Center, P.L. are pleased to provide general information about estate planning in Florida.
The Jacksonville, Florida Estate Planning and Revocable Living Trust lawyers and attorneys associated with the Cramer Law Center, P.L. are pleased to provide this general information about revocable living trusts in Florida.
Did you know that the person who has custody of a will must deposit it in the probate court within 10 days after learning that the person who made the will has died?
The Jacksonville, Florida guardianship lawyers and attorneys associated with the Cramer Law Center, P.L., are pleased to provide general information about the guardianship process in Florida.
- Probate, Guardianship, Trust and Estate Litigation
Jeffrey A. Cramer is a Jacksonville, Florida attorney experienced in litigating and resolving probate and estate disputes in Duval, Nassau, Clay and St. Johns county. The attorneys at Cramer Law Center can help resolve issues such as: Is a Will valid? Who should serve as Personal Representative (Executor) of a probate estate? Can a Personal Representative be removed? Have all of the estate assets been included in the estate Inventory? Are there objections to the Personal Representative’s expenditures and accounting? Are there objections to the compensation of the Personal Representative? Can a surviving spouse claim an “elective share”? Is a prenuptial agreement valid? What happens to the decedent’s homestead? How are creditors handled?
The Jacksonville, Florida Wills lawyers and attorneys associated with the Cramer Law Center, P.L., are pleased to provide general information about wills in Florida.
- Durable Power of Attorney
A Power of Attorney is a legal document delegating authority from one person to another. In the document, the maker of the Power of Attorney (the “principal”) grants the right to act on the maker’s behalf to an agent. What authority is granted depends on the specific language of the Power of Attorney. A person giving a Power of Attorney may make it very broad or may limit it to certain specific acts.
- Designation of Healthcare Surrogate
A Health Care Surrogate Designation is a document in which the principal designates someone else to make health care decisions if the principal is unable to make those decisions.
- Living Will
A declaration of living will specifies a person’s wishes as to the provision or termination of medical procedures when the person is diagnosed with a terminal condition, has an end-stage condition, or is in a persistent vegetative state. A living will and a health care surrogate designation are termed “health care advance directives” because they are made in advance of incapacity and need. If a person is unable to understand or unable to communicate with a doctor, a living will is a legally enforceable method of making sure the person’s wishes are honored. Whether a person has a living will, a person’s agent may make health care decisions if the Durable Power of attorney specifically gives this right.
- Designation of Preneed Guardian
Pre-Need Guardian Designation: Florida law allows you to designate a person who could be appointed guardian over you should you become incapacitated and/or over your children should you become incapacitated or upon your death. If you fail to designate a guardian, the Court will do so for you if and when it becomes necessary.