Pinellas County Estate Lawyer

Looking for the Right Palm Harbor Attorney For Estate Planning or Probate (Estate Administration) to Lift the Stress of a Complex and Intimidating Process and Have It Done Properly?

As we grow older and pass through the different stages of life, we face new challenges. Estate and elder law issues can create difficulties and confusion if you don’t have the proper guidance.

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Why Sherri M Stinson P.A.?

  • Worry-Free Appointments – We offer safe in-person appointments OR will do a personalized Zoom appointment with your client concierge.
  • Focused Legal Practice – Our firm has always concentrated on wills, trusts, estate planning, probate, asset protection, guardianship, long-term care plans, and closely related areas of estate law
  • No Hidden Fees – Know the costs before starting (in most situations)
  • Experienced – In our 15+ years in business, we’ve helped numerous families protect their legacy and plan for their future
  • Alignment with Family Values – we help you consider family dynamics that better ensure your values are carried on.
  • Custom Plans and Solutions – You and your family are unique. That’s why we don’t use fill-in-the-blank form documents. Your plan is YOUR Custom Plan. Together we create plans that best fulfill your goals and priorities
  • Highly Responsive – We strive for rapid return calls. No going dark or waiting days to hear back
  • Proactive Approach – We help clients prevent legal problems and mistakes before they happen
  • Client Education Focused – You’ll get a clear and concise understanding of each step in the process.
  • We’re Here For You Afterwards – After creating your plan, we periodically check in with you and keep you informed and can meet to review changes in your assets, situation, or wishes.
  • Highly Reviewed & Rated – 9.7/10.0 rating by respected legal website Avvo, 4.7 review rating on Google, 5-star review rating on Yelp and Martindale-Hubble AV-Preeminent Rated Attorney. See some of our client reviews below.

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Why Clients Hire Us for Estate Planning

When a life event happens or is potentially anticipated, creating a strong estate plan (or updating your existing plan) helps ensure your wishes are followed and assets are protected. Although your situation is unique, our experience with so many situations helps ensure we cover all the bases, especially things that you may not have ever thought could or would happen or be applicable to you.

Why Clients Hire Us for Probate (Estate Administration)

If You Don’t Know the Laws or Paperwork

Probate laws, and the forms used, are written in a detailed and hard-to-understand language. Many things in probate are not intuitive, and also they must be achieved in a particular order. Failure to properly and timely accomplish tasks could cause you to be liable personally, or at a minimum, cause delays.

To Avoid or Minimize Family Disputes

Family members may simply disagree on how to handle inherited property. When a lawyer is involved, these issues are often minimized or avoided altogether.

For Protection

As your attorney, we help protect the executor from personal liability for paying the debts and taxes of the deceased.

Allows You to Focus on Your Family and Job

If you have little free time, getting help from a law firm saves you time.

Reduce Your Stress

Why guess or hope you are not doing things incorrectly? We know the process, and we often carry the burden, so you do not have to worry throughout the process.

Your Reputation Can Be at Stake

If you were named the executor, you have a duty to act in the best interest of the estate and heirs. If you fail in your duty, don’t pay taxes when due, or fail to keep heirs informed, you can be liable personally. An attorney ensures you do things properly.

Savings and Speed

Minimizes court supervision of the executor and saves money by reducing or eliminating amounts the deceased owes creditors. Expedites sale of real and personal property and saves legal fees for the court to confirm the sale. It is not uncommon that the investment in a probate attorney more than pays for itself, and the estate ends up, actually having more money than it otherwise would have.

When Estate Assets are Complicated

Certain assets such as real estate, art, or a business can create complications or additional steps like obtaining appraisals, protecting, and insuring the asset. We have handled many of these situations in the past to help maximize what the heirs received.
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Client Reviews– Sherri M Stinson Estate Planning

Actual Words Clients Have Used to Describe Us & Their Experience:

“excellent advice to establish a Living Trust that has so many advantages over my previous plan”, “caring and thoughtful”, “attentive and professional”, “preparing highly individualized documents representing my wishes and brought them to my home for signing”, ”helped us determine our needs”, “professional and extremely knowledgeable”, “takes the time to listen and understand her client’s issue”, “explains the process and answers all questions thoroughly”, “developed a plan for our minor child”, “comfortable atmosphere”, “very easy to work with”, “anyone looking to have peace of mind”, “as an investment, the price was reasonable and well spent”, “very patient and explains everything until you have a complete understanding”, “didn’t rush us”, “knowledgeable of FL law”, “we have a sense of security”, “they understood my needs”, “thorough, efficient, kind and caring”, “provided a customized plan”, “even consulted with her ethics board to make sure she could properly and ethically handle our complicated matter”, “walked us through each step”, “patiently answered all our questions”, “made it as easy as it can be”, “fantastic customer service, “they are extremely thorough”, “if there were one thing I would change is I would do this sooner”, “took our wishes and put together our documents in a timely manner”

If these things are what you are looking for in a law firm then contact us to see how we can help you and your family.

Questions or to Schedule a Consultation: Call (727) 351-7057

Featured With

Services we also provide:

  • Elder Law
  • Special Needs Planning
  • Wealth Preservation
  • Estate Planning
  • Trusts
  • Probate
  • Medicaid Asset Protection Trusts (MAPT)
  • Dynastic Planning
  • Business Sales & Pass Business On To Children
  • Succession / Probate
  • Guardianship
  • Wills
  • Long Term Care Planning / Assistance
  • Healthcare Planning
  • And More

Our Location

We help families in Palm Harbor, Tarpon Springs, Dunedin, Oldsmar and throughout Pinellas County and outside of Florida when issues need to be handled for a family member’s estate within the state of Florida.

Locally, clients come to us from Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Tarpon Springs, Oldsmar, Largo, Clearwater, St Pete, Seminole, Madeira Beach, Indian Rocks Beach, Gulfport, Treasure Island, Belleair, South Pasadena, Redington, Teirra Verde, Bay Pines, Ridgecrest, Bardmoor, Gandy and throughout Pinellas County.

What To Do Now:

We welcome your questions and want to understand your situation to help you move forward and achieve the peace of mind that comes with having everything done properly and efficiently. Don’t let everything you’ve worked for just slip away due to a lack of proper planning. Invest the time now to learn your options by speaking with us and make the choices that best protect your legacy and wishes. Call us for one-on-one assistance at (727) 351-7057(727) 351-7057 with your questions, a description of your situation or to schedule a consultation. You may also simply fill out the form above on this page. Your form will be directly emailed to our office. You can expect a reply within 1 business day and often within hours the same day. All information is confidential.
522 Alt. 19., Ste. 1,
Palm Harbor, FL 34683
(727) 351-7057(727) 351-7057

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Extraordinary And Awesome Work

Sherri Stinson was the attorney who helped my brother and me settle the estate of our late uncle. She made this difficult time for us much easier. She was extraordinary! Not only was she professional, she was patient, tactful, and kind. A very sharp lady! Worth every penny she was paid! Coming from a family of attorneys, we were very impressed. She’s Awesome!

5stars

Very Communicative And Very Understanding

I highly recommend Sherri Stinson if you’re looking for an outstanding attorney. She helped me settle the estate of my uncle who lives in Florida. She’s not only very bright and knowledgeable of FL law, but she’s kind and patient! Even though I live in Kentucky, she was able to help me through the process with little effort on my part. Her help was literally invaluable and her charge very reasonable.

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