Plant City Probate and Guardianship Lawyers

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Our Plant City probate and guardianship lawyers are ready to assist interested persons in making sure that they receive experienced and knowledgeable representation in all probate and guardianship proceedings, including:

Probate Cases

From basic estate planning to will contests, the probate attorneys at Byrd & Barnhill can assist you. We prepare simple wills, powers of attorney, healthcare surrogate designations, and living wills. If you need an attorney to probate a will and handle the administration of an estate, give us a call or send us your information for a case evaluation.

Guardianship Cases

Persons who are mentally or physically incapacitated may need a guardian to handle their affairs. Also, children who have assets often need a guardian. The process of appointing a guardian begins with the filing of a petition to determine incapacity, followed by the application to be appointed guardian.

Will Contests & Claims

There are times when a dispute arises as to whether a document purported to be the last will and testament of a deceased was, in fact, the legal will of the deceased. Wills can be contested for a number of reasons, but in every case there are short time limits on the ability to contest a will. Act now!


Revocable trusts are sometimes called "Living Trusts" and such a trust can be an excellent way to create an estate plan that avoids the costs and delays of probate, not to mention retaining privacy for your family. Creating and properly funding a revocable trust requires the guidance of an experienced estate planning attorney at Byrd & Barnhill.

Guardianships & Incapacity

Persons who are unable to handle their financial affairs or activities of daily living may need to have a guardian appointed. The process can be complex and the advice of an experienced guardianship attorney can help you through the process.

Power of Attorney

Planning ahead for the possibility of becoming incapacitated will save your loved ones the agony and expense of guardianship proceedings. It is important to give a trusted person a power of attorney BEFORE you become incapacitated.

Probate & Estates

The probate and estate attorneys at Byrd & Barnhill are able to handle the administration of estates and the probate of the last will and testament of persons whose estates must be administered in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk and Pasco Counties. There may be alternatives to formal administration through summary administration.

Last Will & Testament

The probate and estate planning lawyers at Byrd & Barnhill will help you plan for how you estate will be handled with a view toward avoiding the costs of probate. We also will help you prepare a power of attorney, healthcare surrogate designation and living will to protect you if you become incapacitated and unable to handle your affairs.

Plant City Lawyers

Johnnie Byrd and David Barnhill

Johnnie and David have experience in family law, criminal defense, probate and guardianship, auto accident law and business and construction litigation. Read more about Johnnie Byrd and David Barnhill.

Personal Attention

You will work directly with the attorney handling your case and your calls and emails will be returned promptly so that you are always informed about the status of your case.

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Reasonable Fees

Our commitment is to charge you a fair and reasonable legal fee; however, we cannot quote an exact legal fee until we have evaluated your case. After a consultation by phone or in person, you will know where you stand legally and what it will cost to hire us.


Johnnie Byrd and David Barnhill have 50 years combined experience representing clients in Hillsborough, Polk, Pinellas, and Pasco Counties. We help clients resolve matters involving auto accidents, family law, probate, guardianship, DUI, criminal and business law.


As your lawyer, we will be dedicated to helping you find a solution to your legal problems - and above all, to having the peace of mind that your legal issue is being handled by an experienced and knowledgeable attorney at law.

Free Parking
Conveniently located just two blocks from the Plant City Courthouse
206 North Collins Street
Plant City, Florida 33563
Telephone (813) 759-1224
Fax (813) 759-1101