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Estate Planning Seminars

Please contact us for the date, time and location of our next free Estate Planning Seminar. Join us and learn:

  • 5 Ways to Avoid Probate and Save Your Heirs Tens of Thousands of Dollars.
  • How to make sure your family does not suffer the same fate as Terri Schiavo's
  • The Pros and Cons of Revocable Trusts

... and many other topics to help you gain the peace of mind that comes from feeling secure that your loved ones will avoid the expenses, wasted time and aggravation that result from poor estate planning.


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About Us


Dean Hanewinckel wrote the book on Florida Residency. The Official Snowbird’s Guide To Becoming A Florida Resident is the Number 1 authority on becoming a Florida resident and is available at

Dean has been serving his client’s estate planning, real estate law and business law needs since 1984. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1981, and his Juris Doctor degree in 1984, both fromthe University of Florida.

In addition to the Official Snowbird’s Guide, Dean is the author of Manifest Your Legacy, a Complete Guide to Making a Positive Impact on Your Family and Community for Generations to Come, and the guide, Estate Planning in Florida – A Concise and Complete Guide to Peace of Mind, also available at And he has written the E-Book, What To Do When A Loved One Dies – A Survivor’s Guide, as well as dozens of articles on estate planning, probate, real estate, business and legacy issues.

Dean has served his community as a past president of the Englewood-Cape Haze Chamber of Commerce, past president ofthe Englewood Lemon Bay Sunrise Rotary Club and director of the Englewood Board for Big Brothers –Big Sisters. He has coached AAU basketball and served as the PA announcer for the Venice High School Lady Indians basketball team.

Dean was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He currently lives in Nokomis, Florida with his wife, Nancy. He has children studying at the University of Virginia Law School, the University of Florida (2), and Tulane University.

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