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Robert W. Bivins
Robert W. Bivins
bbivins@bhpalaw.com

John M. Hemenway
John M. Hemenway
jhemenway@bhpalaw.com

Victoria N. Clark
Victoria N. Clark
vclark@bhpalaw.com

Eric A. Cruz
Eric A. Cruz
ecruz@bhpalaw.com

Michael W. Liles
Michael W. Liles
mliles@bhpalaw.com

Bivins & Hemenway, P.A.

1060 Bloomingdale Avenue
Valrico, FL 33596
United States

Consult with a Proven Tampa Trusts and Estates Lawyer

The proven Tampa estate lawyers at Bivins & Hemenway, P.A. are experienced in the effective resolution of estate lawsuits and claims as related to family estates and trusts. Tampa estate attorneys are knowledgeable in all areas of general estate law, including but not limited to instances of estate bankruptcy, living trusts and retirement planning in Tampa, Florida.

The Tampa trusts and estates attorneys have experience representing clients with matters involving:

  • Tampa Decedents Estate Lawyer
  • Tampa Estate Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Tampa Estate Lawyer
  • Tampa Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Tampa Family Trusts Lawyer
  • Tampa Living Trusts Lawyer
  • Tampa Powers of Attorney Lawyer
  • Tampa Retirement Planning Lawyer
  • Tampa Special Needs Trusts Lawyer
  • Tampa Trust Lawyer
  • Tampa Unclaimed Property Lawyer
  • Tampa Wealth Planning Lawyer

Experienced Tampa Trust Attorney

Trusts are estate-planning tools that can replace or supplement wills; as well as help manage property during life. A trust manages the distribution of a person’s property by transferring its benefits and obligations to different people. There are many reasons to create a trust, making this property distribution technique a popular choice for many people when creating an estate plan.

The basics of trust creation are fairly simple. To create a trust, the property owner (called the “trustor,” “grantor,” or “settlor”) transfers legal ownership to a person or institution (called the “trustee”) to manage that property for the benefit of another person (called the “beneficiary”). The trustee often receives compensation for his or her management role. Trusts create a “fiduciary” relationship running from the trustee to the beneficiary, meaning that the trustee must act solely in the best interests of the beneficiary when dealing with the trust property. If a trustee does not live up to this duty, then the trustee is legally accountable to the beneficiary for any damage to his or her interests. The grantor may act as the trustee himself or herself, and retain ownership instead of transferring the property, but he or she still must act in a fiduciary capacity. A grantor may also name him or herself as one of the beneficiaries of the trust. In any trust arrangement, however, the trust cannot become effective until the grantor transfers the property to the trustee.

An experienced Tampa estate lawyer is professional and knowledgeable in understanding the details, facts, complications, and circumstances that arise in a trusts and estates case.

Trusted Tampa Estate Law Firm

The Tampa estate attorneys at Bivins & Hemenway, P.A. are distinguished by a history of successful estate claim recoveries and resolutions. For experienced representation in an estate dispute or if you need help with estate planning, contact the Tampa estate lawyers at Bivins & Hemenway, P.A. in Florida.

Bivins & Hemenway, P.A.

1060 Bloomingdale Avenue
Valrico, FL 33596
United States

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Bivins & Hemenway, P.A.

1060 Bloomingdale Avenue
Valrico, FL 33596
United States

Law Firm Contact: Robert W. Bivins

Tel: 813.643.4900

Fax: 813.643.4904

Email: bbivins@bhpalaw.com

Website: www.bhpalaw.com

Member Since: 2007

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