Helping clients plan for their family's future, by creating an efficient, thoughtful and comprehensive estate plan that preserves their legacy and gives them peace of mind.

Law Offices of Dean Hanewinckel, P.A.

Serving Englewood and the Rest of Southwest Florida

estate planning
Dean Hanewinckel
Attorney at Law

We provide complete Estate Planning services. Our revocable trust is not the “one size fits all” document that comes in a pretty leather binder. We listen to you, analyze your situation and design your trust to meet your unique needs and goals. We will also make sure your trust is properly funded. Property titled in your name alone and not in the trust will be subject to probate. We will prepare deeds and work with your financial advisors, brokers and banks to make sure all applicable assets are titled in the trust and avoid probate.

In our Real Estate Services, we are more than just a title company. We will tailor your transaction to be consistent with your estate planning and business planning needs. We advise you as to how to take title to the property you are acquiring. If you are selling, we help structure the transaction to meet your tax and estate planning goals. We can provide “outside of the box” solutions to help make a deal close.

Through our Corporate and Business Services, we work with you to provide not only legal advice but also business solutions. Many internet services and other law firms set up your corporation or LLC and send you on your way. Our Corporate Representation Service is ongoing and works with you to create the corporate minutes and reports required by law.

We are located in Englewood, Florida on State Road 776, 2650 South McCall Road, Englewood, Florida 34224. (941) 473-2828.

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Find Your Stage in Life

Planning for Singles

If you are single, then you are in good company. According to the most recent U.S. Census, more than half of all adult Americans are single, too. Whether you just turned 18 or are 118 one thing you share with your married counterparts is the need for essential estate planning.

Even if you do not have two dimes to rub together, you are your estate. Did you know the law requires every adult American to make his or her own personal, financial and health care decisions? Who would make your basic decisions if you are legally incapacitated due to a serious injury or illness?

Planning for Married Couples

With each marriage come new rights and new responsibilities. If you already have an estate plan created when you were single, then you must bring your estate plan up-to-code to reflect your wedding vows.

Unfortunately, many married couples mistakenly believe that they can make personal, health care and financial decisions for one another should either spouse become legally incapacitated due to a serious injury or illness. Nothing could be further from reality!

Planning for Minor Children

Are you the parent of minor children? If yes, then they are your most valuable treasure. So, what arrangements have you made for their care should something happen to you and their other parent?

As with your own personal, health care and financial decisions, would you rather select the guardians (i.e., back-up parents) yourself, or let a probate judge make the selection without your input? Only through proper legal planning can you select the guardians.

Planning for Blended Families

Times have changed. In the new millennium, whether due to the death of a spouse or through divorce, blended families now outnumber traditional nuclear families. And the number is likely to grow, based on current statistics and trends.

Many blended families face unique social, psychological and economic challenges. As a result, over 60% of second marriages end in divorce. Fortunately, there are numerous organizations and support groups dedicated to helping blended families with these challenges.

Planning during Peak Earning Years

Are you between age 40 and 55? If yes, then congratulations. Research has shown that you are in your peak earning years. And that is a very good thing.

Chances are good that you have some expensive life events going on right now, unlike when you were among the Married Couples without children.

Planning when Nearing Retirement

Just a moment ago you were in the thick of your busy, busy Peak Earning Years. Now, you can see a new adventure is rapidly approaching your front windshield. What is it?


Are you getting ready?

Chances are good that your children have left the nest. Perhaps you are assisting your aging parents with their personal, health care and financial responsibilities.

Planning for Retirement

You have arrived. Just a moment ago you were Nearing Retirement. When did you get to this place in life so quickly? Yikes, what do you need to do right now in preparation for that day?



This is often an exciting, yet bittersweet time of life.

Planning when Single Again

Whether due to divorce or death, you are now Single Again.

You may have children and even grandchildren. In any event, you need to create (or revisit) your estate plan.

Did you know the law requires every adult American to make his or her own personal, financial and health care decisions? Now that you are single again, who would make your basic decisions if you are legally incapacitated due to a serious injury or illness?




Married Couples


Minor Children

Planning for Minor Children

Blended Families


Peak Earning Years

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