WELCOME to the TJADEN LAW, P.A. website. I decided to personalize this home page by making it an open letter to prospective clients in need of probate, trust settlement or basic estate planning services as follows:

Dear prospective client:

I am the sole shareholder of TJADEN LAW, P. A. and the firm’s only attorney at law. I have practiced law throughout the State of Florida for more than 40 years. If you retain my law firm, I will be your attorney.

My goal is to be the low cost provider of probate and trust settlement services in the State of Florida and to be the low cost provider of basic estate planning services in Sarasota and Manatee counties. My overhead is low because my practice is web based and this savings is passed on to the client without compromising the quality of service.

If a loved one passes away and you are the personal representative nominated in the decedent’s Will, or a trustee named in the decedent’s trust agreement, consulting with an attorney is a necessary task. You have a fiduciary duty to the beneficiaries of the estate or trust to exercise due diligence in the hiring of an attorney to represent you in the administration of a probate estate or the settlement of a trust estate.

You do not have to hire the attorney who prepared the Will or Trust Agreement or the attorney who last represented the decedent. Fees are negotiable. Don’t agree to pay more than necessary for the representation you need. Call me for a free consultation regarding the probate or trust estate and a fee quote for providing the services you will require.

If you are the decedent’s heir, or one of the heirs, and the decedent did not have a Will, or you cannot find the original Will, give me a call for a free assessment of the situation.

Regarding estate planning, every person should have a current Will, Durable Power of Attorney and Health Care Surrogate Designation. I can review your existing documents, discuss what you can do to avoid probate, including the creation of a living trust, and prepare new documents if needed for a very reasonable cost. Call for a free assessment of your current estate planning situation.

For more information regarding the probate, trust settlement and basic estate planning services the firm provides please refer to the frequently asked questions page. If you have a question that is not covered or just want to have a general discussion about your current situation, do not hesitate to give me a call for a free, no obligation telephone conference.

I want to make the process of retaining an attorney as easy as possible. Whether you decide to hire me or someone else, you should be fully informed and feel confident that you have made a good decision. I would greatly appreciate the opportunity of speaking with you.


Thomas R. Tjaden
Attorney At Law