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The Florida Estate Planning Law Firm
  • Estate Planning, Probate
  • Florida
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Biography

My name is Jose Ignacio Leon and I am the owner and managing partner of The Florida Estate Planning Law Firm. I started my firm after having worked with multiple firms that put getting paid ahead of getting the client what they needed. I wanted to create something different.

I was born, raised, and educated here in Miami and that's part of the reason I find it so important to serve the community to the fullest extent possible. I completed my undergraduate studies at Florida International University and later obtained my law degree from the Florida International University College of Law in 2013.

During my time in law school, I served as a law clerk and judicial intern for the honorable Maria M. Korvick, who was the Administrative Judge of the Miami-Dade County Probate Division. I also clerked for two boutique law firms, one which concentrated on Estate and Guardianship Administration and the other which practiced Estate and Trust Planning as well as Probate Litigation. I used my time in the Court and at these firms to hone my skills in the areas of probate, guardianship, and estate planning.

In late 2016 I launched my firm and since then we've helped hundreds of clients with their legal needs. Me and my team look forward to speaking with you and creating a plan of action to help you attain your goals, whatever they may be.

Call us today for a free consult and we will do our best to answer whatever questions you may have.

Practice Areas
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Video Conferencing
  • Google Hangouts
  • Google Meet
  • Zoom
  • Microsoft Teams
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    We offer a free fifteen (15) minute consultation for all new clients.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
The Florida Bar
ID Number: 0110385
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner
Jose Ignacio Leon, P.A. / The Florida Estate Planning Law Firm
- Current
Partner
Leon & Saltiel, PLLC
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Supervising Attorney/Adjunct Professor
Florida International University College of Law Clinical Program
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Associate Attorney
Mesa & Pepin, LLC
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Associate Attorney
Charles Veres, P.A.
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Education
Florida International University College of Law
J.D. (2013)
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Awards
2021 Elite Lawyer - Estate Planning
Elite Lawyer
Rising Star
SuperLawyers
Professional Associations
The Florida Bar  # 0110385
Member
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
What is Summary Administration?
The Florida Estate Planning Law Firm Blog
Funding Your Revocable Trust
The Florida Estate Planning Law Firm Blog
Objecting toProbate
The Florida Estate Planning Law Firm Blog
What is an Affidavit of Heirs in Florida Probate?
The Florida Estate Planning Law Firm Blog
Can an Irrevocable Trust be Modified Under Florida Law?
The Florida Estate Planning Law Firm Blog
Are a Person’s Remains Estate Property?
The Florida Estate Planning Law Firm Blog
What is the Difference between a Will and a Trust?
The Florida Estate Planning Law Firm Blog
Alternatives to Guardianship
The Florida Estate Planning Law Firm Blog
Guardianship in Florida
The Florida Estate Planning Law Firm Blog
Speaking Engagements
Three Low Cost Estate Planning Alternatives (Spanish Language Presentation), El News Cafe (Morning Show), Television
El New Cafe (Univision Broadcasting)
Jose Ignacio Leon on Univision’s El News Cafe. Managing Partner Jose Ignacio Leon appeared on Univision’s El News Cafe to do discuss low cost and no cost estate planning options.
Guns and Guardianship, Guns and Guardianship - Presented by Jose Leon, Esq., Zoom
South Florida Guardianship Association (SFGA)
The South Florida Guardianship Association is hosting an online seminar to educate the Guardian & Attorney community around the issue of Firearms in relation to Guardianship. What do you need to know when it comes to handling firearms when you start a guardianship? Attorney Jose Leon will be discussing gun trusts, wards with guns, estates with guns, and gun regulations that curators and guardians should know.
The Transfer of Normal and Title 2 Firearms from Estates and Trusts, DCBA "YOU BE THE JUDGE" Probate & Guardianship Seminar, Zoom
Dade County Bar Association
https://www.dadecountybar.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1463277&group=
Certifications
Shalom Hartman Fellow
Shalom Hartman Institute
Websites & Blogs
Website
The Florida Estate Planning Law Firm Website
Blog
The Florida Estate Planning Law Firm Blog
Legal Answers
1 Questions Answered
Q. Mother passed away in Florida - the only asset to be managed is a single check for $7969.64 made out to her estate.
A: Generally speaking, you're right in thinking your first and best step is to talk to the trustee of the trust. Depending on the language of the Trust there might be a fair amount of flexibility in how they can issue the distribution checks. Additionally, in most trusts there is also language dealing with how the Trust deals with deceased beneficiaries. Often, those funds would then be distributed to the lineal descendants of the specific beneficiary who passed away. Based on the information you provided it seems like there is a good chance the funds could be distributed to you and your sister but the only way to be sure is to consult with an attorney and have them review the trust.
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Contact & Map
The Florida Estate Planning Law Firm
2600 S. Douglas Road
Suite 502
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Telephone: (305) 384-3386
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