Yahima Suarez: I have a passion for educating and helping families, individuals and business owners understand their own needs and provide them with the guidance and legal advice to help them achieve their personal, financial and business goals. I am a true believer that Estate Planning is for everybody but not everybody needs exactly the same type of planning. My ultimate goal is to provide with a comprehensive Estate Plan that gives the client the essential protections that they need and, ultimately, peace of mind.
As part of my goal-oriented estate planning process, I first seek to understand your goals and needs. My advice focuses on how the estate planning documents advance your specific goals and needs. I use plain English (or Spanish) and easy to understand visual aids, so you know what you need to do in order to ensure that your plan works the way you intend. I also speak Spanish fluently, and even though the documents will be drafted in English, I explain your contents in Spanish, if you so prefer.
My personal mission is to make estate planning as accessible, efficient and streamlined as possible so that individuals, families, and business owners like you are motivated to express their estate planning goals, and families and business partners do not have to deal with the disastrous fallout from a lack of planning.
I am committed to educating families with young children so they have the knowledge and understanding and the tools to decide what plan is best for their family, what guardians are best for their children, what type of financial plan must be put in place to support their children if they are no longer around. I want parents to make sure they are prepared for any event. I want to make sure your children are protected.
I help families plan for their own protections in the event of incapacity or to plan for the care of aging parents. No less important, I help individuals in choosing the proper planning needed to protect their businesses and their assets.
Although I focus on Trust -Centered planning, which will usually keep the administration away from the courts or probate proceedings, many of those who come to our office for help upon the death of a loved one already has a will-based plan or no plan at all. In that event, I provide the client with representation in the probate proceedings.
When proper planning has not been put in place on time, and the need for a guardianship arises, I help clients go through the process or recommend the right attorney to handle, if needed. In other events, a Guardianship is a necessity, such as in the event of persons with disabilities or minors, and I am here to help.
I feel proud in treating my clients like family, protecting their interests as if they were my own, and making sound recommendations to help them accomplish their planning goals.
In order to stay in-tune with the latest trends and developments in Estate Planning, I became an active member of WealthCounsel, a national community of top estate planning professionals committed to the highest standard of practice excellence. This collaborative organization, along with attending seminars taught by nationally recognized thought leaders and the Florida Bar, keeps me on the leading edge of the newest estate planning ideas and approaches.
I believe that effective estate planning is critical to the financial, physical, and emotional well-being of my clients, and I am grateful for the opportunity to be involved in the process.
I graduated with a Juris Doctor from St. Thomas University School of Law, 2006 and with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science/English and History from St. Thomas University, Cum-Lade, 2003. I interned for the Four Courts (Supreme Court) of Ireland and the State Attorney’s Office in Miami. I was admitted to the Florida Bar and have been a licensed attorney in good standing since 2006. I was admitted to the Southern District of Florida, Federal Court, in 2007. I am a member of Wealth Counsel, the National organization for Estate Planning Attorneys, the Florida Bar sections of Real Estate, Elder Law, Estate Planning and Probate.
I welcome the opportunity to bring peace of mind to your life.