The Law Office of Stanley Plappert in Ocala, Florida serves clients throughout Central Florida.
Welcome to The Law Office of Stanley Plappert In Florida
Specializing in Probate Administration and Estate Planning
The office of Stanley Plappert, attorney-at-law provides the residents of Ocala, FL and the surrounding area with quality, friendly legal representation. Mr. Plappert is a life-long resident of Ocala/Marion County and has served the community professionally for over 28 years. Our office provides clients with quality legal counsel in a variety of legal matters. We are dedicated to giving you exceptional, respectful and courteous service in your time of need.
Our practice areas include: Probate, Estate Planning and Real Estate. At our offices, we will set up a consultation to give you a fair and honest assessment of your situation and the challenges it may face. We will give you a realistic estimate of how long the legal process might take and what outcomes you can expect. We are here to represent your interests: and will do it with integrity, determination, and wisdom.
Ocala, Florida Probate attorney Stanley Plappert has provided quality legal counsel since 1991. Specializing in the areas of probate, estate planning, and real estate, Stanley Plappert, PA can represent you in Ocala, Florida and many other areas, including Ocala and Marion County, The Villages, Sumter County, Citrus County, Lake County, and Levy County for probate and some of our other services.
Stanley Plappert, PA also specializes in helping people who live out of state but need help with probate or related issues. When a person who lives out of state but owns property in Florida passes away (with or without a will or trust), it can create a complicated and sometimes stressful scenario for family members to deal with. With the help of Ocala, Florida Probate attorney Stanley Plappert, PA, you can resolve any outstanding issues as smoothly and easily as possible.
Probate is the process by which assets and property are distributed after a person’s death. The probate process is overseen by a court, which ensures that all assets are distributed to the beneficiaries named in the will. If the person died without creating a will, the court oversees the distribution of the estate to the decedent’s heirs according to an established formula.
Either way, probate requires the court appointment of a Personal Representative (also known as an Executor) to handle the process, ensuring that executors have good legal representation and the support they need to fulfill their legal and fiduciary obligations. Stanley Plappert, PA represents not only executors named in the will but also executors named by the court in cases where no will was ever established. Of course, it’s always better to avoid putting your loved ones in this situation by making a will ahead of time, and our office can also help you draw up a will to guarantee that your estate is distributed the way you would prefer.
In the interest of streamlining the legal process after their passing, people will sometimes create a living trust. Many people create a living trust to make sure their estate won’t have to go through probate. In this situation, the distribution of the estate is handled by the successor trustee or trustees named by the decedent. Stanley Plappert, PA can also provide legal counsel for the successor trustees, so they can administer the trust with full confidence until their responsibilities are concluded. Our office can also help you determine if the estate may qualify for summary administration, a shorter form of the probate process.
"We work with the Florida Legal Advocacy Group on a regular basis. They consistently exhibit skill and knowledge with a friendly, direct approach that is refreshing . Mr. Plappert and Mr. Moses have provided legal counsel for a diverse list of opportunities. We appreciate their availability and diligence."
Estate planning is the process of making sure that your assets and property are distributed to the people you want them distributed to after your death. If you haven’t done proper estate planning, your estate will be administrated according to a statutory process, that may result in your assets being distributed in a way different from what you would have preferred.
Estate planning includes several aspects. The first is creation of a last will and testament. A properly drawn-up will specifies exactly who should receive every item or piece of property in your estate, and can help prevent conflict and hard feelings between your loved ones after you die.
Another aspect of estate planning is the option of creating and funding a living trust. A living trust is a legal entity that owns your property, allowing you to continue to use it as if you still owned it yourself and to specify who should receive it after your death. It functions much like a will, but unlike a will, one of its purposes is to make probate unnecessary.
An estate plan can also appoint someone to be your health care surrogate or exercise power of attorney in the event that you are no longer able to make your own decisions about important medical or legal matters.
There are many different factors involved in drafting an estate plan that’s right for you. An estate planning attorney can help guide you through the process, making sure not only that your wishes are respected but that you achieve the goals that are most important to you. Ocala, Florida estate planning attorney Stanley Plappert, PA can help you with every aspect of creating an estate plan that does exactly what you want and need it to do.
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Stanley W. Plappert serves families with their legal needs from our office in Ocala, Florida. Stan has a background in insurance, real estate and business management in addition to his legal education and experience. Stan was a founding member of the Florida Legal Advocacy Group, P.A.
Stan’s clients have included physicians, pharmacists, business owners, accountants, attorneys, as well as officers of public corporations. He has handled the affairs of many retired families and heirs as well.
Stan counsels families with estate planning, trust, probate and elder law issues. He handles personal injury cases and real estate closings.
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Please call our office today at (352) 369-0664 or complete this form and we will get back to you. We promptly return calls, and e-mails.
Probate, estate planning, and real estate matters are all issues in which the help of an experienced and knowledgeable attorney can make all the difference in reducing your stress and anxiety and ensuring that you get the outcome you’re hoping for. Expertise in one of these three areas is also helpful with the others, as both probate and estate planning often raise questions of real estate law, while real estate transactions are often affected by probate. As an attorney who has worked in all these areas since 1991, Stanley Plappert, PA is in the best position to provide you with the knowledge and experience you need to make the decisions that will achieve your goals.
Please contact us if you have a probate, estate planning, or real estate issue you would like to resolve.
351 NE 8th Avenue
Ocala, FL 34470
Phone: (352) 369-0664
Office Hours: Monday - Friday (8:30 AM to 5 PM)
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