Serving Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Broward, Okeechobee Counties and the Surrounding Communities
Appointing someone to handle your health care decisions and financial affairs while you are alive, and to administer your estate after you are gone, are serious decisions. Some people may not know anyone who is suitable for or willing to perform these jobs. Others for a variety of reasons may prefer a third-party fiduciary over family members or friends.
Under certain circumstances, Attorney Joseph Karp can serve as your fiduciary. Mr. Karp evaluates requests to serve as fiduciary on a case-by-case basis. An in-depth discussion of your needs, expectations and fees are required first. This discussion generally occurs as part of the estate planning consultation. Mr. Karp will consider serving as your:
- Successor Trustee
- Personal Representative
- Co-Personal Representative
- Agent under Your Durable Power of Attorney
- Co-Agent Under Your Durable Power of Attorney
- Health Care Decision-Maker Under Your Health Care Surrogate
Our office has the infrastructure required to handle all of the responsibilities these jobs entail. If any occasion arises that Attorney Karp is not available to handle his duties, The Karp Law Firm’s managing attorney is the backup and steps in.
Other Fiduciary Alternatives
If you wish to use a third-party fiduciary and prefer someone outside our office, or if Attorney Karp cannot accommodate you, there are alternatives. You may, for example, consider another trusted professional such as a longtime accountant. Depending on the size of your estate and the services to be performed, a bank trust department may also be able to assist you. We will be happy to discuss your alternatives when we meet with you.
Learn more about our Florida Estate Planning:
- Florida Estate Planning
- Revocable Living Trusts
- Florida Living Trust FAQs
- Florida Estate Planning for Second Marriages
- Durable Powers of Attorney
- Wealth Transfer and Tax Planning
- Special Needs Trusts
- Probate Avoidance
- Planning for Your Minor Child
- Leaving Your Home to Heirs
- Disinheriting An Heir
- Federal Estate Taxes
Mr. Karp is exceptional in the field of elder law and in problem solving. He is thorough and pays attention to the details. He is well known in the field and greatly respected by both clients and peers for his vast knowledge. His ability to communicate and remember the clients’ needs is extraordinary. Mr. Karp was able to guide us through a very complex medical and financial elder estate plan insuring and meeting Florida’s complex elder protection laws.
5 Star Review – Barbara