For over 21 years, I have drafted wills and trusts and administered estates and... more
For over 21 years, I have drafted wills and trusts and administered estates and trusts in the Sarasota area. In 2001, I opened my own law office with a team of three employees. Each person in my office believes it is our mission to guide clients through challenging decisions and difficult times to preserve their legacies across generations. My team is dedicated to providing outstanding service ... view profile
John T. Griffin is board certified by The Florida Bar as an expert in Elder Law. Mr.... more
John T. Griffin is board certified by The Florida Bar as an expert in Elder Law. Mr. Griffin is a partner in the law firm of Griffin Griffin. Mr. Griffin practices in the area of Elder Law, Estate Planning, Guardianship, VA Benefits, Medicaid Planning, Asset Protection, Elder Law Litigation and Special Needs Planning. Mr. Griffin is licensed to practice law in Florida. Mr. Griffins prof... view profile
F. Gant McCloud is an experienced, Board Certified estate planning attorney and a... more
F. Gant McCloud is an experienced, Board Certified estate planning attorney and a shareholder of Kirk-Pinkerton, P.A., which has been serving the Sarasota community with distinction since 1926. Gant specializes in the practice areas of estate planning, taxation, estate administration, probate, and trust administration. He also assists clients with business succession planning and related b... view profile
Probate is the legal process used to carry out a person's will after their death; a probate attorney advises you on how to perform the steps in the process. In general, once you have identified and collected the dead person's belongings, including their money, property, and other assets, you pay the person's debts and taxes. Once all debts have been paid, you distribute their money and property according to the language of the will. If there is no will, the laws of the state where the dead person lived control how the property is distributed. A probate attorney helps you plan what happens to your property when you die, as they can probate wills and act as your probate court estate representative. A probate attorney also represents family members and beneficiaries wishing to challenge wills.