Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning, Administration, and Litigation in Tampa
Efficient, high-quality service devoted to helping families
With the help of the right law firm, estate planning does not have to be a tiresome, exasperating process — it can become a simple step that allows you to enjoy the present instead of worrying about what the future holds. Harvey Schonbrun, P.A. is a responsive and cost effective law firm, and our team can help you make an estate plan in a matter of weeks, not months. We have been serving families in Tampa and surrounding areas for decades.
The ties that bind
Family is just as important to us as it is to you. We understand your anxiety over protecting their future, and our family is here to help yours. Attorney Harvey Schonbrunis a Tampa native who joined his father's law practice after graduating law school, eventually forming Harvey Schonbrun, P.A. Over the years many of Harvey's family members have worked for our firm, and some continue to do so. Harvey's daughter, Amber Schonbrun McDonnell, just joined the practice this year as an Associate Attorney. Harvey personally works with every client who comes to our firm so you can get to know him and he can get to know you.
Board Certified in Wills, Trusts and Estates by the Florida Bar, Harvey has nearly 40 years of experience helping clients craft estate plans tailored to protect their best interests and wishes. Our main goal is to help take care of your family by building legally sound estate plans. In addition to drafting and updating a wide range of wills and trusts, our firm also creates:
- Durable Powers of Attorney
- Living Wills
- Designations of Health Care Surrogate
- Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts
- Personal Residence Trusts
- Special Needs Trusts
Other services that our firm provides to help you fulfill your estate planning needs include:
- Tax planning for your estate and trust
- Asset Transitioning and Preservation
- Beneficiary Agreements
- Charitable Planning and Trusts
Probate and Trust Litigation
Harvey Schonbrun, Board Certified Wills, Trusts and Estates lawyer, is experienced in litigating cases in the Tampa Bay area. Probate Litigation is a practice area that involves lawsuits that arise from the actions of someone close to the deceased including, but not limited to, the following:
- Will Contests
- Claims of lack of capacity
- Claims of undue influence
- Fiduciary claims
- Actions by and against personal representatives of the estate
Trust Litigation involves lawsuits that result from the creation and administration of a Trust Agreement.
Probate and Trust Administration
Probate Administration is a practice area that involves the post death administration and transfer of assets under Florida's laws of intestate distribution or pursuant to a person's Last Will and Testament. Trust Administration involves the administration and transfer of assets pursuant to the instructions set forth in a Trust Agreement. Although these practice areas often involve complex considerations, our firm is here to help assist you with all aspects of probate and trust administration:
- Summary Estate Administration
- Formal Estate Administration
- Determination of Homestead Status
- Preparation and filing of all necessary probate court forms
- Representation in probate court
- Transferring assets
- Review of estate tax returns and gift tax returns
- Review of estate income tax returns and trust income tax returns
We work with in- and out-of-state families whose loved ones have passed away in Florida or owning Florida real estate. We also work with families whose loved ones have passed away without a will.
Easy to access, easy to work with
Harvey Schonbrun, P.A. represents clients throughout the state of Florida, including Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Polk County and Pasco County. We also represent the estates of non-Florida resident decedents in need of some type of ancillary proceeding. Contact our Tampa office online or at 813-229-0664 to set up an appointment with Mr. Schonbrun. Our firm has a private parking lot and is located just minutes from all major highways in Tampa.