Wills, Trusts and Estates

Estate planning is the process of preparing for the management and transfer of your property when you die or become incapacitated.  The process usually involves minimizing the tax burden, court costs, legal fees and emotional burden on your family.  An estate plan takes into consideration the following types of documents:  wills, trusts, financial powers of attorney, living will, designation of a health care surrogate and a HIPAA authorization.   an important part of every adult's life.  The Florida Statutes govern the creation and execution of these documents, and while it is not required, it is advisable to have an attorney help you.   The Janet D. Hartman law firm can provide knowledgeable assistance with the development of a personal estate plan and creation of the appropriate documents to implement the plan. 

Real Estate, Property, and Land Use Law

The purchase, sale, lease or auction of real property is usually a big decision.  While a real estate professional and/or a real estate auctioneer may be involved in the process, it is also wise to seek the assistance of a real estate lawyer who can review your purchase and sale contract, the title commitment and other documents for the sale and identify any legal issues that may arise as part of the transaction.   The Janet D. Hartman, P.A.  law firm has experience in performing  real estate closings and resolving title issues that may arise during the closing process.  Janet D. Hartman, P.A. is a title agent and can write title insurance for your real property conveyance.  The law firm is also knowledgeable about the preparation of contracts for sale/purchase,  mortgage and loan documents, and leases.  The firm is also knowledgeable about  the Florida Growth Management Act and local land use regulations and can assist you with property and land use issues that are independent of a real estate conveyance, for example when a party is attempting to develop his site. 

Business Law

Janet D. Hartman, P.A. can help you find  a unique solution to your small business challenges that is tailored to your goals and needs.  The firm can create your business entity and draft the necessary operating documents for the entity.  The firm has experience with drafting and interpreting operating agreements, leases, contracts, and other business documents.  The firm has particular experience with the formation and laws of a Florida limited liability company (LLC).  

Janet D. Hartman, P.A.

3500 SW Corporate Parkway, Suite 202

Palm City, FL 34990


Phone:  (772) 223-5221

FAX:  (772) 223-5225

email:  jhartman@janethartmanpa.com


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