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Welcome to Estate Planning in Florida, a service of the Law Offices of Dean Hanewinckel, P.A., an Englewood, Florida estate planning attorney.

Estate planning is more than just drawing up a Will or Trust.  It's a well-planned and organized process to pass valuable assets you have acquired during your lifetime to your loved ones in the most efficient way possible.

These valuable assets include your home, other real estate, businesses, investments, personal property and even your experiences, life lessons and values.  


Scroll down to find helpful articles that walk you through the steps of planning your estate and address specific issues and concerns. As we are continually adding new information, we invite you to subscribe to our newsletter.  Just fill in your name and e-mail address in the upper left hand corner and we'll send you regular updates about changes in the law and developments in estate planning.

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This site is designed to help you understand the estate planning process and to guide you through the steps necessary to efficiently plan your estate.  No legalese and stuffy lawyer language. 


You will learn about the many tools available to you -- Wills, Trusts (Revocable and Irrevocable), Gifting Strategies, Transfer on Death Arrangements -- just to name a few.  We will explore the benefits and shortcomings of each tool and how it may fit into your estate planning.  We will also look at Florida law and the effect some of its unique laws, such as homestead and the elective share, have on your planning.

The process of estate planning starts with organizing your assets and important personal information.  Our Legacy Protection Record Keeper is a comprehensive resource to help you organize your estate and begin the estate planning process.  It's free, so fill in the box in the upper left hand corner and download it today.

Peace of Mind

One of the biggest benefits of estate planning is peace of mind.  You will have the confidence of knowing that your wishes will be carried out and your family and loved ones won't have to deal with the expense and aggravation of probate.