We are well versed in the ever changing laws regarding the formation of trusts and the preparation of wills, power of attorney, living wills, and the administration of estates. Whether to protect the future, or dealing with the loss of a loved one, let us help you protect your family interests.

At Nichols & Pina we're committed to working with you to help transfer property upon death, as well as planning for incapacity and other life events, with ease and proficiency. We prepare Wills, Living Wills, Trusts,and Power of Attorneys.

Nichols & Pina is here to help you plan for the future.  With our help, you’ll be able to make well informed decisions for yourself, and your loved ones.

At Nichols & Pina, we offer:

Wills: A Will governs any property held in your individual name at death. It provides for the administration of that property through the probate process, and directs disposition of whatever remains after the payment of your debts, expenses of administration, and estate taxes. A Will specifically provides for gifts, creates trusts, names a guardian to care for your minor children, names persons to administer your estate (the Personal Representative) and any trusts (the Trustees), and sets forth your instructions to those persons.

Living Wills: A living will is a form that states your wishes regarding the use of life-sustaining measures if you become terminally ill.

Trusts: Florida law allows many types of trusts. A common type of trust that we provide at Nichols & Pina is typically referred to as a "Living Trust."  Generally, property that you transfer to the Trust during your lifetime will avoid probate upon your death. A Trust Agreement contains provisions governing the disposition of your property upon your death. A Trust provides for gifts, creates trusts, names successor trustees and sets forth your instructions to the trustees. Important estate planning can be accomplished through the use of a trust.  

Power of Attorneys: A power of attorney grants another person the right to act on your behalf, as if you were present and acting, with respect to your assets and your property rights. The power you grant can be limited or broad and can be contingent upon the happening of a specified event, such as incapacitation.  

Nichols & Pina serves clients throughout the Jacksonville, Florida area, covering Clay, Duval, Nassau & St. Johns counties.  We also serve neighboring counties including Alachua County, Baker County, Bradford County, Flagler County, Putnam County and Volusia County.

Nichols & Pina is committed to offering high quality services at an affordable price. Contact Nichols & Pina to schedule an appointment with our estate planning attorney.