I was in the Marine Corps with Javier Centonzio many moons ago, before 9/11. He was a highly motivated and highly respected leader in his unit. Someone you could depend on to get the job done, and done well, no matter the circumstance. When the balloon goes up, he is a man you want on your side.
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Every American deserves to protect what they worked hard for & ensure their wishes are respected.
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A veteran of both the U. S. Marine Corps and Kansas Army National Guard, Javier Centonzio is an esteemed attorney with a unique perspective on the importance of defending what matters. Centonzio Law was built to help everyone – plan for the future & provide peace of mind.
Proper estate planning and access to Florida’s probate courts should be available to every American. While once reserved mainly for the wealthy, Javier blends skill and a passion for effective representation to make estate planning and the probate system more accessible and affordable.
Our Florida Estate
You’re never too young or old. But you can be too late. We explore every option and put the right plans into action.
A proper estate plan provides peace of mind for your assets, protection for your family, and ensures your wishes are honored.
Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning Documents
A will or trust certifies that your property is distributed according to your wishes, and it’s not just for the super-rich. Virtually everyone benefits from properly drafted and enforceable estate planning documents that make everything clear.Learn More About Wills & Trusts
Power of Attorney & Advance Directives
Absent a POA or advance directive; a Florida court may decide what happens to you or your assets if you can no longer make decisions. Let us draft an individualized plan for your family that gives you a say.Learn More About Advance Directives
Probate is the legal process of administering a person’s estate. This means you still have options if someone passes without a will. It can be complex, but that shouldn’t discourage you. Whether someone died with a will (testate) or without a will (intestate), we can guide you through Florida’s probate courts with sound advice.Learn More About Probate Law
Estate Planning: Key Benefits
Estate planning should be a priority for every adult with assets and a family to protect.
- Provide for Your Family
- Establish Custody
- Minimize Expense
- Reduce Taxes
- Avoid Court
- Distribute Property Faster
- Plan Your Retirement
- Make Important Decisions Now
- Support a Cause
- Transfer Your Business
- Get Through Probate Successfully
- Ease Your Mind
Our Estate Planning Process
Our estate planning lawyers in Pinellas County work with you to determine the most appropriate strategies. Our approach is as unique as you are – regardless of wealth or marital status.
Step 1: Assess Your Estate
The process begins with a careful estate planning analysis, including what you hope to achieve. We’ll conduct an inventory of your assets, interests, debts, expenses you anticipate, and your family’s needs.
Step 2: Develop a Plan
With a clear picture in place, we’ll craft a legally enforceable and exhaustive estate plan that safeguards assets and establishes a strategy to deal with sudden illness, injuries, and death.
Step 3: Document Your Wishes
Don’t assume family members will know your final wishes. We’ll document everything and walk you through designating an executor, beneficiaries, and individuals to act on your behalf.
Step 4: Execute & Reassess
We’ll present you with all the documents and info specific to your plan. Since things will undoubtedly change, we’ll also come up with the best way to keep things up-to-date.
Estate Planning Law: Info & Insight
Living Wills vs. Advance Healthcare Directives
If you are confused regarding the differences between living wills vs. advance healthcare directives, you are not alone. Understanding the legal distinctions between the two, however, can help you make better decisions regarding your own estate planning needs as they…Read the Full Blog Post
Divorce and Estate Planning
Both divorce and estate planning require careful legal attention, and the experienced estate planning attorneys at Centonzio Law, PLLC, have the legal insight to address all your pressing concerns. Divorce represents a significant transition in the life of anyone who…Read the Full Blog Post
5 Estate Planning Mistakes & How to Avoid Them
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Planning Your Estate Estate planning is essential to ensuring a person’s interests, assets, and beloved family members are protected upon that person’s passing. A Last Will and Testament (will), trusts, and other tools used in…Read the Full Blog Post