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Rayboun Winegardner Estate Planning Tallahassee Florida

Estate Planning

Estate Planning is the process of planning for the unexpected incapacitating illness or inevitable passing.  Estate Planning is more than filling out forms, it's about giving your loved ones the gift of taking care of your estate issues so your loved ones don't have to. 


While you want your property to go where and when you want, you may also have minor children whose immediate and long-term care must be determined.  Probate administration is a slow and costly process and can make your business part of the court's records, but proper planning can avoid probate, give your loved ones immediate access to funds, and protect your privacy.


When you meet with our attorneys, you will become a partner in your planning. We will design your Plan together so that it is specific to meet your situation, needs, and wishes. 

Everyone over the age of 18 should have a Plan, but it's never too late. Certainly, your plan should be reviewed at every major life event:  reaching adulthood, marriage, divorce, birth of a child, death of a spouse, incapacity, home purchase, receiving an inheritance. But should really be looked at every three years in any case. 

Minor Children

If you have minor children, it is critical you name their guardian. If you do not, the State of Florida will do that for your.

Special Needs Planning

Minors or adults with special needs may be eligible for certain benefits, that an inheritance could jeopardize. The right Plan can protect those benefits.  

Turning 18

Our College Protection Plan is for new adults. We recommend a Durable Power of Attorney and Health Care Directives for for any adult going away to college or off to work.  


Even if you are unmarried and without children, you don't want the State to make your medical and financial decisions if you become too ill to do that yourself.

Second Marriage

Marrying again, especially when blending families, raises sensitive issues about securing specific inheritances. A proper Plan will make sure the intended beneficiaries get their intended inheritance.


Prenuptial agreements can be an important part of a thorough Estate Plan, whether it's a first marriage or other. 


Divorce is one of the major life events that requires a thorough review of your Plan to make sure your beneficiaries are as you intend them.

Family of Choice

Families come in all forms and proper planning can ensure they are all given the same protections.

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Estate planning is not one-size-fits-all.  We discuss your current needs and available options and design a plan together. 


You choose your own fee based on your budget and the planning options that are most important to you.

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Planning is more than just giving your money away, it is the full expression of your values and keeps your loved ones out of conflict and confusion.

Working with us is easy.

  • Take Advantage of free 15 minute consultation. 

  • Schedule your Family Wealth Planning Session - This is a comprehensive 2-hour planning and design meeting where you will review your current plan and design a new one if you wish.

  • Return a few weeks later for a Review Session where you will approve every provision in your plan.

  • Signing Day. 

Rayboun Winegardner Estate Planning Tallahassee Florida

Why Work With Us


Flat Fees.
You will choose your fee up front. There are no hidden costs and you will get monthly invoices for hourly work. 


Constant Contact.  
We don’t just prepare forms. We help you correctly title your assets make sure your kids' care is properly planned for, and ensure everyone in your plan knows what to do if anything happens to you. 


Expect Changes. 
Throughout your life, things change:  Your family, your assets, and the law. We make sure your plan is up to date with those changes.


Legacy Planning. 
Your Estate Plan is about 
more than just giving away your assets. Every Plan we help create will assure your loved ones that you took care to keep them out of confusion and out of conflict and out of court. 

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