Pankauski Law Firm PLLC is a West Palm Beach, Florida boutique probate litigation... more
Pankauski Law Firm PLLC is a West Palm Beach, Florida boutique probate litigation firm which assists family members, heirs, beneficiaries, trustees and estate executors (personal represenatives) with simple estate administraiton matters to complex multi-day trials and appellate work. Probate or trust & estate administration? Highly emotional guardianship litigation regarding POAs, control of pe... view profile
For over 30 years, I have assisted individuals and families in meeting their estate... more
For over 30 years, I have assisted individuals and families in meeting their estate and personal planning needs through wills, living trusts, and advance directives. I am an experienced trial attorney, prepared to represent my clients in will contest and undue influence litigation. I provide legal advice and representation regarding: Estate Planning Probate Estate Administration Living Trusts... view profile
I am passionate about my clients and my pets! I love working with people who are... more
I am passionate about my clients and my pets! I love working with people who are passionate about their families and providing them with lifelong protection. I also enjoy writing to provide people with easy-to-understand explanations of complex legal subjects. When I'm not doing some kind of networking, I'm probably horseback riding - I like to compete at endurance and competitive trial riding ... view profile
Donald Jacobs has practiced law in Central Florida since 1975. He has been a Florida... more
Donald Jacobs has practiced law in Central Florida since 1975. He has been a Florida Bar Board Certified Tax Lawyer since 1983. Legal services which Donald F. Jacobs, P.A. provides include Wills, Trusts, Probate, Estate Planning, Trust Administration, Estate Administration, Durable Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Revocable Living Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts, Life Insurance Trusts, Health Care ... view profile
When not running my law firm and helping clients, I am a busy father to four... more
When not running my law firm and helping clients, I am a busy father to four children. On the weekends, we boat, fish, and barbeque with other families in Hobe Sound. And I usually serve as an assistant coach to one of my son's soccer teams.
A trust is an arrangement whereby someone owns and manages money or property for another person's benefit. Like a guardianship, a trustee has decision-making authority over the trust property, but no court is involved in the trustee's action–the person who creates the trust defines the scope of the trustee's power. There are many different trust types, including probate trusts, income trusts, spendthrift trusts, and educational trusts. For example, a living trust allows you to manage your property while you are alive and to direct who will manage it if you become incapable of doing so. In essence, you choose your own “guardian” in advance and avoid having the court do it for you. A trust attorney reviews the many reasons for establishing a trust with you, and can ensure your trust will be legally valid.