No one wants someone else to spend their money and tell them what to do during disability and after death.
Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) April 25, 2012
Susan J. Brotman is known as the, "Lawyer Who Listens." She has practiced law in Florida for more than 30 years and is the sole shareholder of Susan J. Brotman, P.A. Her experience, coupled with the personal services she offers, makes her unique in her profession. As the lawyer who listens, Susan J. Brotman offers the best in zealous legal representation along with personalized legal counseling. Ms Brotman specializes in looking at the big picture and rendering advice that is realistic and practical, with all options explained in plain and simple terms that are easy to understand. Whether it is an individual matter or a business issue, Ms. Brotman's clients experience a sense of calm and relief, often in times of great stress just knowing that there is finally someone who truly is looking out for their best interests.
Ms Brotman recently held a seminar on April 10, 2012 in Boca Raton, Florida entitled, "Coping With Legal and Financial Challenges of Women Today." Other educational and informative seminars are planned for May and June. These events are free and open to the public. For more information call Susan J. Brotman at 561-338-0906. Ms. Brotman is available for speaking engagements and seminars to speak about a variety of topics ranging from Wills, Probate, Trusts, Estate Planning and Eldercare Law.
Everyone has heard stories about costly and lengthy probate disasters, expensive trusts that were useless and otherwise congenial families that became outrageously dysfunctional after the death of a loved one. There’s no reason to give up control to a stranger or an estranged family member during life and even after disability or death. Just a plain language explanation of the difference between a will and a trust, the various self directives and the applicable law, could avoid traumatic family splits. We all know “old” people who don’t have their affairs in order, but the sudden death or incapacity of a “not so old” person is even more tragic. It is not uncommon to be uncomfortable thinking about and discussing Wills and Trusts, Living Wills, Health Care Surrogates, and Durable Powers of Attorney, but unless addressed, an opportunity to have intentions known and followed, is lost. No one wants someone else to spend their money and tell them what to do during disability and after death.
In a recent interview Ms. Brotman was quoted as saying, "Not all deeds are created equal, I am continually frustrated and saddened by people who do their own deeds based upon what they read online, or they have non-real estate attorneys, out-of-state attorneys, or even non-attorneys prepare deeds for them. The result is often contrary to what was intended, creating problems and expenses that could have easily been avoided.”
Often people ask about how many assets are necessary before they draw up a Trust. Ms. Brotman would respond, “It is not how much someone has, it is what they want done with their money that is the issue.” How much do you know about the differences or similarities between Wills and Trust? Do you need a Revocable Living Trust or just a Will? In examining this question, consider both. Do you need to avoid guardianship? Do you desire to pay the least in legal fees? Is privacy a concern? Are you trying to transfer assets to avoid creditors? Is continuity a motivating concern? Susan J. Brotman, PA can assist you in making these decisions. After all of these years it is apparent that Ms. Brotman still loves practicing law.
Area of practice include:
- Estate Administration
- Residential and Commercial Real Estate Transactions
- Title Insurance
- Mortgage Law
- Business Entity Law
- Bankruptcy Law
About Susan J. Brotman
Susan J. Brotman is exactly what an attorney and counselor at law is meant to be: experienced, knowledgeable, honest, ethical, and understanding. Ms. Brotman received her law degree in 1980 from the Nova University Law Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She has served on many continuing legal education committees for the Palm Beach County Bar Association and is a member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Sections of the Florida Bar and the Real Property, Probate, Elder Care and Bankruptcy Committees at the South Palm Beach County Bar Association. Ms. Brotman's activities and involvements go beyond the law profession to include organizations that are community causes.
Ms. Brotman is a current member and a past board member of the South Palm Beach County Women's Executive Club. She is the current President of Women for Excellence in Boca Raton, and a member of the Boca Business Resource Group. Ms. Brotman has also participated in Leadership Boca sponsored by the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce, and is an Ambassador for the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Brotman also participated in Leadership Boynton sponsored by the Boynton Beach Chamber of Commerce and the Delray Leadership programs.
Visit the Susan J. Brotman, PA website to learn more: http://www.thelawyerwholistens.com