Attorney 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 plan. 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 or desires. I use plain English (or Spanish) and try to make the legal language understandable. I also speak Spanish fluently, and even though the documents will be drafted in English, I explain them 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 or able. I want parents to make sure they are prepared for any event and that children are protected.
I help families plan for their own care 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, I also help those who come to our office for help upon the death of a loved one who had a will-based plan or no plan at all. In that event, I provide the client with representation in the probate proceedings.
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.