At Cramer Law Center, we focus our practice on estate planning and related areas of law. We help clients secure their future, and that of their loved ones, with our comprehensive estate plans, which include documents such as trusts, wills, durable powers of attorney, designations of health care surrogate, living wills, and designations of preneed guardian. Additionally, we help clients with guardianship, probate administration, trust administration, and other elder law issues. Finally, for those families who find themselves in a dispute, we litigate trust and estate disputes, handle will contests, guardianship and probate litigation, and help families resolve any estate related disputes.
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.
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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The Jacksonville, Florida Elder lawyers and attorneys associated with the Cramer Law Center, P.L. are pleased to provide general information about the field of Elder Law.
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