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Your success is no accident. Your career, your family, your assets, and the life you continue to fill with memories –are all the result of hard work, talent, and a fierce commitment to those you love. Protecting and preserving life’s wealth requires the same attention and thought that generated it in the first place.

Each seasoned Boca Raton estate law attorney at Ellis Law Group, P.L. knows that protecting all you work so hard for and all you love requires thoughtful planning, personally-tailored solutions, and deep insight which can only be gained through years of experience. We believe that effective and prudent asset protection strategies are built not only upon a comprehensive understanding of the law and finance, but also on a deep appreciation of each client’s unique hopes, concerns, and goals.

We recognize that navigating the complicated challenges often faced by individuals and families in the wake of a loved one’s loss is not an endeavor that should be undertaken without a steady hand and skilled guide. That is why it is no accident that clients of all means, ages and backgrounds place their trust in Ellis Law Group to handle the matters that mean the most. Our attorneys bring a wealth of diverse experiences and perspectives to a practice which encompasses every aspect of estate planning and administration, asset protection, and litigation.

Young families, CEOs in the prime of their careers, and those approaching retirement all reap the benefits of having lawyers who take the time to listen to their stories, hear their visions for the future, and work tirelessly to turn those visions into reality. High-net worth individuals as well as those with more modest estates appreciate the counsel of attorneys who truly invest themselves in their clients’ success and well-being. Families faced with complex estate administration responsibilities or unfortunate conflicts can rely on our estate law attorneys in Boca Raton, Florida to provide the guidance and take the steps which will provide peace-of-mind today and help them sleep well at night going forward.

A Full-Service Boca Raton Estate Law Firm

The attorneys of Ellis Law Group came together because their individual strengths and talents were complemented by a collective desire to provide superior legal representation and an exceptional client experience in all aspects of estate law. Our decades of combined experience are enhanced by a collaborative approach which leverages that experience in the service of every client. We merge timeless values such as hard work, honesty, and professionalism with innovative approaches that offer our clients the best path for achieving and surpassing their objectives. Our comprehensive estate law services help you plan for your future and that of your family.

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Estate Planning

Estate planning is not about death and loss – it is about life and hope. It is about the life you are living and the lives of those you love. It is about your hopes for your future and those of the people who depend on you.

The Boca Raton estate planning lawyers at Ellis Law Group know that you do not live a “cookie-cutter” life and that a one-size-fits-all estate plan will not meet your needs. That is why we craft personally-tailored, holistic estate plans best suited to accomplish your specific goals. We partner with each client to establish and clarify their estate planning objectives and then explore the different paths to getting there, always providing clear, actionable information that empowers and informs.

Our comprehensive estate planning services include preparing meticulous documents specifically designed to eliminate uncertainty, provide clarity, and accomplish client goals, including the drafting of:

Trust and Estate Litigation

The loss of a loved one is a time of grief, mourning, and sadness. Unfortunately, it can also be a time of disagreement and conflict. Family members, some of whom may live far from South Florida, can have different perspectives about their loved one’s intentions and their own rights. Heirs and others with interests or claims may be pitted against each other in costly battles which raise powerful feelings and strain the bonds of family. Often times, there are questions regarding a loved one’s health during the time when estate planning documents were created and there are concerns that persons close to a loved one may have exploited their weakness to procure estate plans that were never intended.

Every Boca Raton estate law attorney at Ellis Law Group knows that individuals who find themselves embroiled in these sensitive matters need help. If you are one of those individuals, no matter where you are or what your concerns, we offer strategic counsel and forceful advocacy which can facilitate positive outcomes and help you and your family heal and we offer flexible means of providing these services.

In the courtroom and at the negotiating table, our litigators balance their fierce protection of our clients’ interests with an ability to find creative and equitable solutions. Matters handled by the firm include:

  • Will and Trust contests
  • Trust litigation
  • Probate litigation
  • Incapacity and guardianship matters
  • Disputes over transfers of money and real estate
  • Actions concerning pay-on-death and survivorship rights
  • Elective share and spousal rights cases
  • Actions involving breach of fiduciary duty
  • Accounting disputes

Trust and Estate Administration

The emotional burdens of a loved one’s loss are hard enough. But the practical responsibilities involved in administering a decedent’s estate and ensuring that both their wishes and the law are followed can be overwhelming. Our Boca Raton trust and administration lawyers understand that those charged with these duties are determined to fulfill them with honesty and integrity but may lack the legal knowledge or administrative acumen to do so.

That is why we help families administer trusts and estates with diligence, attention to detail, and efficiency. We service estates throughout Florida and counsel clients on a multitude of trust issues, including irrevocable trust administration, modification, and termination.

Our lawyers have earned a reputation as trusted stewards in estate and trust administration matters, regularly serving as fiduciaries and court-appointed administrators. With clear direction and transparent communication, we do the heavy lifting and address the smallest details, so our clients can focus on moving forward.

Probate

Probate is a court proceeding designed to identify, gather, and distribute your assets and address any of your outstanding liabilities after you die. Even with a valid will, the probate process is still required to pass ownership of probate assets to your heirs and beneficiaries. For those who pass away without a will, probate is necessary to legally convey assets under Florida’s laws of intestate succession. If conflicts or competing claims arise during this process, they are resolved through litigation in the probate court.

Ellis Law Group handles probate administration and litigation matters on a regular basis. Our comprehensive and efficient probate representation includes:

  • Paying debts and gathering assets
  • Facilitating distributions to beneficiaries and heirs
  • Preparing estate tax returns
  • Overseeing payment of funeral and related expenses
  • Attending court hearings
  • Locating next of kin
  • Working with retirement benefits administrators
  • Litigating contested wills and other disputes

Guardianship

The passage of time or an unexpected tragedy can make it difficult or impossible for some individuals to responsibly manage their own affairs. Such individuals are vulnerable to inadvertent and costly mistakes as well as the bad intentions of those who may try to take advantage of their vulnerability. In such cases, we help families establish a guardianship for their loved one which can protect their rights and secure their finances. Florida guardianship matters can be complicated and emotional. Our Boca Raton guardianship lawyers help families throughout the entire process with compassion and care.

Asset Protection

You work hard for what you have. We help you keep it. We develop asset protection strategies designed to minimize risks, maximize stability, and shield your wealth from creditors. Our asset protection efforts are part of our holistic approach to estate planning, as the two are thoroughly intertwined. By providing clients with a full suite of estate planning and asset protection services, we deliver complete, comprehensive, and cohesive plans that are thoughtfully conceived and seamlessly integrated.

Business Transactions

Ellis Law Group also provides closely-held businesses with actionable advice on day-to-day issues and sound guidance on long-term strategic concerns. We assist with entity selection and formation, management and operations, shareholder and partnership matters, and the negotiation and drafting of contracts with customers, vendors, and others. Whatever your business, our job is to help you manage risk and lay the foundation for ongoing growth and success.

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Contact a Trusted Boca Raton Estate Law Attorney at Ellis Law Group Today

Life is full of change and uncertainty. At Ellis Law Group, P.L, we help clients prepare for both. We believe that everyone can and should benefit from the highest-quality representation for the most important issues of their life. That is why we offer an array of engagement arrangements which may include hourly representation with no out-of-pocket or up-front costs or representation on a contingency fee basis. Regardless, every client of the firm receives the same level of commitment and service and reaps the benefits of our experience, knowledge, and estate law acumen.

We invite you to contact an experienced Boca Raton estate law attorney at Ellis Law Group to learn more about how we can help you with the matters that matter most. Please call us today at 561-910-7500 or contact us online. We look forward to serving you.

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