Melissa L. Wheaton

Florida Probate Avoidance Attorney

"At TEPS LAW, my mission is to ensure your hard earned assets pass to your family and loved ones, and are not spent on probate attorney fees and court costs. We will utilize effective estate planning tools to get the right plan in place for you."


Virtual Legal Services Statewide

"I am dedicated to dismantling the myth that Estate Planning is only for the wealthy…"

Senior Couple Planning Their Investments

Are you truly PREPARED if something happens to you today?

People die unexpectedly every day. Health conditions come out of nowhere with many illnesses giving the person just months to live.

Do you have 100% ASSURANCE your life's hard work is going to pass down to your loved ones?

If you have accumulated any assets and don't have a Will and a Trust, there is no guarantee your assets will be passed down to your loved ones.

How would you FEEL is your loved ones missed out on your life's hard work?

At TEPS LAW, my goal is to make sure your assets are not drained by Probate attorney fees and courts costs. You will have peace of mind knowing your estate plan is in place.

At TEPS LAW, here are the value adds I offer to all of my clients throughout Florida:


  • Option to meet virtually or in person.
  • Upfront flat fees! No billable hours.
  • Introductory zoom or telephonic consultation.
  • Simple and easy to follow summaries of proposed estate plan.
  • Completed estate plan in 10 business days or less.*
  • Up to 3 complimentary revisions of estate plan draft documents.

*Completion time frame based on client responsiveness.


  • Secure communications through my client portal (i.e., email, instant messages, text messages).
  • PROBATE AVOIDANCE STRATEGY for all your assets at no additional fee.
  • Secure payment invoicing through my client portal.
  • All Trust plans include one deed transfer or an assignment to your Trust.
  • All Trust Plans include a Certificate of Trust.

Peace of Mind

  • All Florida deeds recorded electronically.
  • All Wills include a Memorandum Directing Distribution of Your Personal Property.
  • All General Durable Power of Attorney documents include agent and principal affidavits for future use.
  • Healthcare related documents provided to your doctor’s office.
  • Remote clients will receive detailed estate plan execution instructions.

“A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children…” Proverbs 13:22

Protect your peace of mind!

No one should deal with this frustrating process:

  • The Probate court and not your loved ones are in control.

  • Probate is not private. Your financial affairs will be available to the public.

  • Probate is expensive! Not only are your loved ones delayed in accessing your assets, they now have to pay a probate attorney to receive what you left them.

  • Probate is time consuming! It can take years for the court to distribute your assets to family and loved ones.

Probate must be avoided!

Here are a few Client Testimonials:

Google Reviews

Melissa Wheaton was professional, responsive and extremely helpful in getting my estate planning documents updated and new documents drafted for my husband. We had been putting off this important task for months, and I am so glad Melissa listened to my concerns and make suggestions to draft our documents in a clear and concise way. Thank you for helping us to get our estate planning in order! Would highly recommend her services for any legal needs.

-Naomi Jackson

I feel very fortunate to have selected Melissa Wheaton, Attorney to help me define the best estate planning for my circumstances. She was very thorough in her assessment of my situation, guiding me in areas that I had not thought about, yet were very significant for my planning. She replied to questions promptly, was extremely professional and very fair in setting her fees. I highly recommend Attorney Wheaton without any hesitation

-Monika McGowan

Miss Wheaton did exactly what we hired her to do in a professional, expedient manner. No surprises. On time. On budget. She is very knowledgeable on Florida probate law. We were also impressed with her digital portal for easy exchange of information and confidential messaging. Highly recommend her for all your estate planning needs.

-Greg & Melissa Smith

I'm a recent transplant from NJ. My last estate plan was done over 5 years ago and much has changed since that time for me personally. I engaged Melissa to update my estate plan and she did so promptly and in a very organized manner. I would highly recommend her to anyone needing tax or estate planning services. details, and give just the right amount of information to get the audience hooked.

-Gary Meyer

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By using effective estate planning tools, I can save you and your loved ones time and money.