Renee Decker practices law as a trusted advisor to families, to help them stay out of court and out of conflict during the difficult time after an injury, death, or disability of a loved one. She enjoys cultivating relationships with her clients to help guide them through the often-confusing puzzle of financial and legal decisions that come with creating estate plans, seeing a loved one’s assets through probate, or helping a loved one through guardianship to protect their financial, physical, and mental well-being. Her practice includes estate planning, special needs planning, probate and estate administration, guardianship, trust administration and business succession planning.
With small children of her own, Renee enjoys helping parents gain peace of mind with plans in place to protect their children should they not be able to take care of them. She also helps families protect children with special needs, those with dependency or mental health issues, and the interests of children in blended families. She enjoys helping families in all stages protect their assets for the next generation, leaving behind a legacy that promotes their values. Equally important, she enjoys helping families stay out of court by planning for future contingencies, such as disability, lack of capacity, and the passing away of family members.
When a loved one cannot care for themselves, Renee assists family members and professional guardians through proceedings to appoint a trusted guardian to look after the person’s financial and personal well-being. She guides families through the difficult choices involved in establishing and maintaining a guardianship, with an eye toward family harmonization. Renee takes the time to understand the needs of your loved one and the family or caretakers involved, to provide the best tools for practical solutions that keep your loved one safe while allowing him or her the best quality of life possible.
Renee also provides timely advice to those facing probate proceedings after the passing of a loved one. She invests her time to guide those with an interest in the proceeding through every step so that they can focus on grieving rather than the legal and financial ramifications of the loss of someone they love.
Renee is member of Wealth Counsel, Elder Counsel, and the Hillsborough County Bar Association. She is also a member of the Florida Bar Speaker’s Bureau, through which she provides education to the public on the importance of estate and incapacity planning.
In her spare time, Renee enjoys spending time with her husband, their two rambunctious boys, and the myriad pets they’ve convinced her to adopt over the years, including Bolt the Rat Terrier, Spencer the Maltese, Max the cat, Merle the turtle and Ash the bearded dragon. She also enjoys cheering on the Florida Gators, managing her fantasy football teams, and spending time at the beach.