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The Ponte Vedra Probate Lawyer
Satellite Office: 50 A1A North, Suite 108, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
Telephone:  (904) 373-9010 or Toll Free (866) 510-9099

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Ponte Vedra Probate Attorney and Trust Administration Lawyer
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The Ponte Vedra Probate Lawyer, The Coleman Law Firm, PLLC, assists those who need an estate planning attorney or probate lawyer in Ponte Vedra Beach, St. Augustine, and St. Johns County, Florida for probate and trust administration, estate planning, elder law (including Medicaid planning to pay for nursing home costs), tax planning, probate and trust litigation, will contests, will disputes, trust challenges, and guardianships, in Florida probate courts in St. Johns County, as well as the surrounding counties of Duval County, Clay County, Nassau County, Putnam and Flagler counties.

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Our blog - The Florida Asset Protection, Estate Planning, Elder Law and Probate Blog - was named one of the Top 25 Estate Probate and Elder Law Blogs of 2011 by LexisNexis, the legal publishing giant.

As experienced Florida probate and trust lawyer, attorney, and paralegals, we know how important it is for the probate estate administration process to be completed as soon as reasonably possible, and as efficiently as possible, probate lawyer ponte vedra, probate attorney, estate planning lawyer, small business attorneyregardless of whether the estate is simply to probate a deed, or an estate that is subject to the estate tax.  Our probate lawyers, attorneys and paralegals, provide you with complete and timely information regarding the status and activities of each probate or trust case.  We are familiar with the Florida probate law, trust law, guardianship law, probate rules, probate courts and the probate forms necessary for complying with Florida probate law. 

Our probate lawyer, trust attorney, and paralegals, counsel you on each phase of the probate estate administration or the trust administration process and provide direction for each step that must be taken.  Our probate and trust lawyer, attorney, and paralegals promptly respond to all questions that are asked, and provide you with a complete explanation of what needs to be done to comply with Florida probate law, and why.
If you need a Ponte Vedra Beach or St. Johns County probate lawyer, please call us toll free at 866-510-9099.

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As experienced probate lawyer, attorney, and paralegals, we understand the emotional issues that become involved in probate and trust litigation, whether the issues involve will contests, will disputes, inheritance disputes, litigation for removal of a personal representative or executor from a probate estate, or litigation for removal of a trustee of a trust, for trust modification or trust reformation, for removal of a personal representative or a trustee for breach of fiduciary duty by a trustee or personal representative, or a will or trust challenge based on irregularities in the formal requirements for the executionof a will or trust, forgeries, the exercise of undue influence in the procuring of a will or trust, the will maker or trust maker's lack of capacity or inability to understand the contents of a will or trust, the improper administration of an estate or trust by the personal representative or the trustee, or disputes that arise between the surviving spouse and the children of previous marriages, especially where the Florida spousal elective share or an inheritance through intestacy may be involved. Our Florida probate lawyer, attorney, and paralegals are also experienced in pursuing actions for abuse of a power of attorney.

Our legal fees for representing you in the administration of a probate estate or a trust administration, or a contested probate or trust matter, will depend on the facts and circumstances of your particular case.  Often our lawyers will work on a flat fee or fixed fee basis.  Other times, a probate lawyer's or trust attorney's hourly rates are appropriate.  In appropriate probate or will contests or trust litigation, our probate and trust lawyers will consider working on a contingent fee basis, which means there is no fee if there is no recovery.  In particular, if your probate administration is for the sole purpose of a real estate probate, i..e., transferring title to real property, the Ponte Vedra Probate Lawyer usually will work on a fixed fee basis, so that you will know from the beginning exactly what your total cost will be for the Florida probate process.

If you need a Florida probate lawyer in Ponte Vedra or St. Johns County, Florida for a probate or trust administration, or probate or trust litigation, estate planning, elder law, or a guardianship, a lawsuit to reform or modify a trust or to pursue a claim for abuse of a power of attorney, please contact The Ponte Vedra Probate Lawyer, at 904-448-1969, toll free at 866-510-9099, or email us at for your Florida probate, estate planning, elder law, wills and trusts or guardianship lawyer or attorney.

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1. Florida Probate law

Wills in Florida

3. Revocable Living Trusts in Florida

4. Special Needs Trusts Planning and Administration

5. Florida Probate and Estate Planning Links of Interest

You can obtain a free Florida Living Will form from The Coleman Law Firm website.

6. Elder Law - Including Medicaid planning and VA Pension Benefits

The Coleman Law Firm, PLLC

Florida Probate Lawyers and Attorneys in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida:

C. Randolph Coleman, JD

C. Randolph Coleman 

The founder of The Ponte Vedra Probate Lawyer, is C. Randolph Coleman, a member of The Florida Bar for over 30 years.  Mr. Coleman is listed in the Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers, which lists only those select lawyers who have earned the A-V® Rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and have therefore been designated by their colleagues as pre-eminent in their field.  

He was a practicing certified public accountant for six years prior to attending the University of Florida College of Law (JD, with honors 1978).  He is a member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law, Tax Law, and Elder Law, sections of The Florida Bar, the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys, and the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys.

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Mr. Coleman is a frequent lecturer and speaker on estate planning, probate and asset protection planning. He authored "Diminished Capacity and Financial Exploitation of the Elderly - The Florida Elder Law Attorney’s Perspective," published by the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association, 24th Annual Meeting Continuing Legal Education Program (2015).  He co-authored Asset Protection Techniques in Florida, National Business Institute (2004); and authoredFamily Limited Partnerships in Florida (Chapter: “The Use of Family Limited Partnerships in Estate Planning”), National Business Institute (2002);Key Issues in Estate Planning and Probate in Florida (Chapter: “Protecting the Passage of Wealth”), National Business Institute (1997); Advanced Estate Planning Techniques in Florida (Chapter: “The Use of Family Limited Partnerships in Estate Planning”) National Business Institute (1995).

Mr. Coleman has achieved an AVVO Rating of 10.0 out of 10.0 - Superb

Mr. Coleman, as well as being an experienced Florida probate lawyer, is a continuing education instructor for various organizations, approved by the Florida Department of Financial Services as an instructor for life insurance agents and certified financial planners, and is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy for continuing education courses for Certified Public Accountants.  He has served as a presenter of continuing legal education for The Florida Bar (Animal Law Issues Affecting FloridaPractitioners, “Trusts and Pets: Establishing Trusts for Pets Under Florida Law”), National Business Institute, and Sterling Education Seminars.  

He is a member of WealthCounsel, LLC, a national association of estate planning attorneys, a participating member of WealthCounsel Advisors Forum, ElderCounsel, LLC, a national association of elder law attorneys, and is a member of the attorney advisory board for Wealth Protection Alliance, LLC, a national organization dedicated to providing asset protection planning for professionals and business owners.  Mr. Coleman served as the Program Director for Asset Protection Planning for the Florida Physicians Association, from 1997 to 2006.

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