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Estate Planning

Estate planning can help you plan for the future and protect your assets. Our Florida estate planning attorney is well-prepared to assist you in every step of the estate planning process, ensuring that your wishes are followed.


The probate process can be complicated and time-consuming. Our probate attorneys in Pensacola, Florida, can help you administer your estate without the costly probate process or help you handle it efficiently.

Family Law

Whether you’re going through the divorce process, dealing with child support and alimony, or fighting for child custody in Florida, our Pensacola family law attorneys are here to help you protect what matters.

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In my practice, I ensure everything is put back in the place where they belong. Brightwell Law PLLC is one of the few law firms where everyone can be given what they deserve.

In my practice, I ensure everything is put back where they belong. Brightwell Law PLLC is one of the few law firms where everyone can be given what they deserve.

Solving your estate planning, probate, or family law problems doesn’t have to be a miserable experience. I will help you move forward in your life and achieve a satisfying outcome for your legal issues.

After being in the Marine Corps and starting my own real estate company, I was drawn to the law when I saw how many people needed legal help. I feel privileged to be able to provide that help and to be able to return to my hometown, Pensacola, Florida.

I believe everyone should be treated fairly, which is how I run my law practice. I want you to be happy with how your legal problems are resolved. Satisfying my clients is my number one goal.


If you need an estate planning, probate, or family lawyer serving Pensacola, all of Escambia County, and Santa Rosa County, contact Brightwell Law PLLC today. I would be glad to talk to you, find out more about what you need, and tell you how I can help.

Why Do I Need an Estate Planning Attorney?

There are numerous benefits to hiring an estate lawyer, perhaps the most important one being peace of mind. Individuals may believe they can plan and prepare their estate on their own, but it’s essential to consider the stress and complexity of doing it without an attorney. Estate lawyers can help you identify any weak spots in your estate planning and assisting you in making the right decisions for you and your loved ones.

Protect your beneficiaries

You can leave money or other assets to your beneficiaries in several ways. If you want to leave something to your minor children or grandchildren, you should put safeguards such as a trust or appoint someone to oversee their inheritance until they reach adulthood.

Avoid Court

If you don’t plan your estate, the courts will do it for you. How your assets are divided among your loved ones is something that you should decide for yourself. You shouldn’t rely on the courts to make a stab-in-the-dark decision for you.

Reduce family conflict

The death of a loved one can certainly bring out overwhelming emotions that can lead to bad decisions. If you want to avoid family conflict, it’s best to have a plan already in place. Allow your family to grieve without worrying about your assets. You certainly don’t want your family at odds with one another, and proper planning can help avoid that.

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Experience matters when it comes to planning for your future. Our Florida estate planning attorneys will give you and your estate plan the personal care and attention you deserve. We’ll provide you with sound advice, quality work, and exceptional service. Call our law firm today to find out the best estate plan for you!

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Estate planning isn’t just for the elderly and wealthy. Every family in Florida needs an estate plan customized to their needs. A comprehensive estate plan can help you safeguard your business, home, and other assets. Protect your family if the unthinkable happens, and ensure your wishes are fulfilled! Consult Brightwell Law PLLC today to assess your estate needs.


A will is an essential part of your estate plan in Florida. It is a written legal document that dictates how your estate will be distributed after you're gone. Our experienced Florida estate planning lawyers will carefully assess your situation and suggest the best methods for creating your will.


A trust is a popular estate planning tool in Florida. Florida's probate system can be complicated, and a trust can spare your family from the trouble and expense of going through probate. Our Florida estate planning attorneys can help you determine if a trust is the best tool for your estate.

Durable power of attorney

A Florida durable power of attorney authorizes an agent or "attorney-in-fact to handle your affairs if you become incapacitated. Our trusted estate planning attorneys in Pensacola, Florida, are experienced in creating a Durable Power of Attorney that best fits your needs.

health care surrogate

A health care surrogate gives another person the power to make decisions about medical care during your incapacity. It appoints a person to make decisions on your medical treatment if you cannot do so. Our Pensacola estate planning lawyers can help you and your family with your estate planning needs.

Living wills

If you do not want to put someone in the difficult position of deciding to withdraw or withhold life-sustaining treatment, a living will takes that decision out of their hands. It indicates what situations you wish to receive medical treatment in, for example, whether or not you want to remain on life support if you are in a vegetative state.

hippa release forms

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a complex federal law that regulates medical providers and health insurance companies. HIPAA regulations serve to protect patient records and privacy. Our Florida HIPAA lawyers understand that patient health records must be kept confidential yet available for release to authorized persons.

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Probate is the legal process by which a decedent's assets are distributed to beneficiaries according to the terms of the decedent's Last Will and Florida's Statutes.
Our Pensacola probate attorneys can handle probate cases in Pensacola, Escambia County, and Santa Rosa County. We will file the decedent's Will with the Florida Probate Court. We will also handle all required court proceedings, distribute the assets, notify and pay creditors, resolve claims against the estate, arrange the necessary tax returns, and perform other administrative tasks in the estate's probate.
If your family needs to go through probate, our compassionate and highly qualified team can personally guide you through the probate process.

Family Law

Family law and divorce issues are often highly overwhelming and complicated. Our Pensacola family law and divorce attorneys can provide personalized and compassionate services for residents in Florida.
Our Pensacola family law lawyers at Brightwell Law PLLC provide personalized, compassionate services to protect your rights. If you need help with divorce, child support, child custody, or alimony, then you have come to the right place. Our attorneys will strive to help you get the result that is best for you and your family. Our goal is to protect your freedom, safeguard your children's future, and assist you as you move forward after a separation or divorce.

Schedule a consultation with us today to see how we can help you and your family.


Landlord-tenant law is growing ever more complex, and the financial stakes are high when a dispute arises. Whether you are a property owner, a renter, or a commercial tenant, you need strong and experienced representation from a landlord-tenant attorney who will protect your interests.

Our landlord-tenant lawyers represent landlords and tenants, and we can provide a balanced and objective perspective for your legal concerns. We work diligently to protect the rights and achieve the goals of our clients. You can depend on Brightwell Law PLLC for strong advocacy and sound advice.

Protect your rights by consulting with one of our attorneys today!

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The dynamic legal services team at Brightwell Law is ready to help you with your estate planning needs. As one of the best law firms in Florida, our mission is to protect your and your family’s interests. 

Innovative Solutions

Innovative solutions are often required to solve complex legal challenges. Our Florida estate planning attorneys utilize their experience, knowledge, and the proper use of technology to ultimately bring out the best results. We know the law, and we make it work for our clients.

The Right Skills and Experience

Our Florida estate planning attorneys are competent and adequately equipped to help you find the right estate planning solutions. Our ongoing dedication to our legal practice proves that we have our client’s best interests in mind. 

About William A. Brightwell IV

When you experience a legal issue or want to complete a major transaction (like buying or selling a home), everything can change – I understand. Brightwell Law PLLC will provide legal experience to help ensure your desires are met.

After serving in the Marine Corps and running a real estate company, I was drawn to law practice. I believe “Every person should be treated fairly, and that is what I ensure.”

When you experience a legal issue or want to complete a major transaction (like buying or selling a home), everything can change – I understand. Brightwell Law PLLC will provide legal assistance to help ensure your desires are met.

Contact me today, and I will help you find your way.

Attorney William Brightwell


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