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Gainesville Estate Planning Lawyer

Estate Planning Tailored to Your Needs

Estate planning is not just for the wealthy. Anyone who is concerned about protecting their assets and loved ones in case of death or incapacitation should have a comprehensive estate plan.

I am Katherine E. Macdonald, and since 1983, I have helped families throughout north central Florida achieve their estate planning goals. From my office in Gainesville, I will work closely with you to understand your needs and objectives and recommend an estate planning solution to help you meet them.

Your estate plan may include a:


A will establishes your final wishes in regard to your personal property and assets. It can also establish the guardianship of minor children and funeral arrangements. Even if most of your assets are in a trust, it is still recommended that you have a will to catch any stray assets that may come to light following your death.

Your will may also contain a testamentary trust, which can be used to leave assets to your children, and grandchildren, while establishing guidelines as to when and how the assets can be distributed.


There are several different types of trusts, each designed to help you meet different estate planning goals. Living trusts, irrevocable trusts, revocable trusts and Medicaid trusts are just a few of the many trusts you have to select from. I will take the time to discuss your needs and recommend the trust that is best for your unique situation.

Living Will

Should you become incapacitated and unable to make decisions on your own, a living will expresses your wishes regarding medical care and end-of-life procedures. A designation of health care surrogate is often used in conjunction with a living will. This document designates a person who will make medical decisions or provide consent should you become incapacitated.

Durable Power of Attorney

A durable power of attorney designates a person to manage your financial affairs if you are unable to do so by yourself. This person will have the authority to pay your bills, sell your assets and perform other duties on your behalf.

Contact a Skilled Alachua County Will and Trust Attorney

Creating an estate plan can give you the peace of mind that your wishes will be upheld in the face of death or incapacitation. To discuss your needs with an experienced lawyer, contact me online or call 352-373-6323.

The hiring of a lawyer is an important legal decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask me to send you free written information about my qualifications and experience.

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Katherine Elizabeth Macdonald
309 NE 1st St.
Gainesville, FL 32601
Phone: 352-373-6323
Fax: 352-372-3464
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