Estate Planning

Wills, Trusts, Probate and Estate Planning Attorneys in Jacksonville, FL

Don't delay, even if you are not sure you need a lawyer, call us today for piece of mind.

Although end-of-life planning can be a difficult subject, it is important to deal with these issues so you and your family can be protected in case something unexpected happens, and so you can deside many end-of life issues instead of leaving them to your family. Finnell, McGuinness, Nezami and Andux provides a full range of life planning and “elder law” services. For more information, call our law firm at (904) 791-1101.

  • Powers of Attorney
  • Probate
  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Living Wills
  • Heath Care Surrogates
  • Partnership Agreements
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Later in life, many seniors become unable to manage their own affairs. If a senior has become incapacitated and has not previously put into place the tools to allow someone else to manage their affairs, a guardianship may become necessary to allow financial management of their affairs. Guardianships can be plenary, where the Guardian has complete control over the Ward’s person and property. A plenary guardianship is a drastic remedy that removes decision-making authority from the Ward and removes control that the Ward previously had over his or her assets. In the alternative, guardianships may also be limited when a Ward is not completely incapacitated. A relative (the preferred priority of the Court) or close friend can usually be appointed as guardian by the Florida probate court in the county where the senior is living. In the alternative, a professional guardian may serve as guardian if no relative or friend is available. Guardianships are also used where a minor stands to inherit large sums of property, receives a personal injury settlement or where a minor’s parents are deceased or unable to care for the minor. In some cases, a guardian ad litem may be sufficient to protect the minor’s interests rather than a full scale guardianship. If a biological parent is involved, guardianship of the person will not be required but guardianship of property will be required.

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Criminal Defense

Founded on the steadfast belief in doing what's right for our clients, Finnell, McGuinness, Nezami & Andux is a Criminal Defense firm serving Duval County and the surrounding areas. We've built and staked our reputations on getting the best possible outcome for our clients. Every case is important, no matter how big or small. Our senior trial attorneys pride themselves on knowing the law and using it your advantage. We are experienced in handling case as simple as traffic tickets and as complex as homicide.

Personal Injury

If you have been injured in an accident due to another’s carelessness, you may be able to recover your damages. However, time is of the essence. If you wait to long you may be barred form making a claim. Our personal injury attorneys have years of knowledge representing clients who have been injured and can help you learn more about personal injury and whether or not you are eligible for recovery.

Family Law

We approach family law and divorce in a straightforward manner. We strive to find peaceful solutions while protecting your rights. We strive to minimize discord and strive to help everyone prioritize the children’s interests. Our experienced family lawyers understand the need to protect your assets, your business and your ability to earn income and provide for your family.

Estate Planning

Although end-of-life planning can be a difficult subject, it is important for you to deal with these issues so you and your family can be protected in case something unexpected happens. Let our experienced attorneys guide you through these difficult decisions and give you peace of mind.


If you or a loved one has been arrested for a DUI, we realize this can be an embarrassing and traumatic experience. Our experienced DUI attorneys know how to fight DUI charges by contesting field sobriety test, breath test or blood draws. Our DUI Attorneys who have the trial experience necessary to expose the weaknesses in the state’s case.

Traffic Tickets & Misdemeanors

Most of us have had to deal with the authorities regarding a traffic ticket or infraction. Traffic tickets can be an expensive frustration of both your time and financial resources. However, most people are not aware that they have options after being ticketed. Don't take the points!

Immigration & Deportation

At FMNA, we are prepared to guide you through the complicated immigration process of filing a family petition. We can also guide you through the naturalization process so you can become a citizen of the United States and reap all the benefits that citizenship offers. If you or your loved one is not a United States citizen, it is extremely important that you consult with an immigration attorney if you have been arrested or are involved in a criminal investigation.

Federal Court

Not all attorneys choose to represent clients in federal court. Our attorneys have the knowledge and experience in federal court to handle your federal case. Bruce Culbert is a veteran federal trial attorney serving Clay County, Duval County and Nassau County. Attorneys Gonzalo Andux and Ann Finnell are also veteran trial attorney who practice in the Middle District. Additionally, attorneys Vanessa Newtson and Bruce Culbert are active members of the Criminal Justice Act Panel.

Civil Rights Cases

If you’ve had your civil rights violated by the government, you need a strong and experienced law firm to defend you and uphold the Constitution. Whether you’ve been hurt by a local municipality, a state actor or the United States government, our attorneys have the experience, expertise and resources necessary to defend your rights, hold the government accountable and ensure you are compensated for your damages.


Thousands. That’s a big number.

Our Lawyers have handled literally thousands of difficult cases. To have that kind of track record, we’ve learned to put our clients first and to treat every case as if it were our only case. It’s your future on the line. Entrust it to our experienced attorneys who work and live right here in your community.

We’ll be with you every step of the way.