Experienced Port St. Lucie Probate Attorney

Our experienced Probate Attorneys are committed to protecting your family, interests and assets.

Probate Administration

We advise clients who act as executors and administrators, and often assume those duties ourselves when needed.


We help clients avoid probate by creating a trust-based estate plan for the protection and transfer of assets.


A plan for who would look after your children, what would happen to your assets and how to care for you.

Asset Protection

Trust-based legal strategies that protect your wealth from unnecessary loss due to liability and excessive taxation.

The Abernethy Law Group

Estate planning, business law, and tax law attorneys serving Indian River, Martin, and St. Lucie Counties since 1993.

Bruce Abernethy Attorney

Bruce R. Abernethy, Jr. | Senior Attorney

Bruce Abernethy, Jr. is an Attorney and Counselor at Law, Board Certified in Wills, Trusts, and Estates. Abernethy holds the Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating, the highest peer review rating achievable. The AV Peer Review Rating is achieved by only 5% of attorneys. With over 32 years of experience, Abernethy delivers plan designs that are technically superior, comprehensive, and thorough – all while ensuring his clients navigate their estate and asset planning needs with ease. Abernethy is a Past Director of the Sunrise Theatre Foundation, Past President of the Rotary Club of Fort Pierce, and Fundraising Chair and General Coordinator of Kids Crossing.

Ryan Abernethy Attorney

Ryan C. Abernethy | Attorney

Ryan Abernethy is a University of Florida graduate with his Master’s Degree in Tax Law (LL.M. Taxation), a founding member of the Estate Planning and Elder Law Society at Florida State University College of Law and a member of the Real Property and Probate, Tax Law and Young Lawyers sections of the Florida Bar Association. His areas of practice include business planning, asset protection planning, estate, gift and generation skipping, tax minimization planning, charitable gift planning and trust and estate administration. Ryan is excited to join his father, Bruce, working to carry forward the same qualities and standards he’s established at their practice.

Experienced PROBATE Lawyers

Strong legal representation, transparent upfront pricing and no surprise fees.

At The Abernethy Law Group, we’re here to make estate planning simple and cost-effective, so you can live comfortably knowing your affairs are in order, in case something unexpected happens.

Estate planning — In our trusts and estates practice, we help clients with family wealth transfers; designing and drafting of wills, trusts and powers of attorney and trust planning and asset protection while minimizing the impact of gift, estate and income taxes.

Trust and estate administration — We offer comprehensive trust administration and estate administration services to trustees and personal representatives & executors and work closely with the financial advisors and other professionals who serve them.

Business planning — We assist clients with every phase of business planning from start-up to business succession, including entity and jurisdiction selection, entity design and implementation, drafting of operating and shareholder agreements, buy-sell planning, reorganization planning and intrafamily business and asset sales.

How It Works

1. Schedule free consultation

Schedule your phone, video, or in-person consultation with an experienced estate planning attorney.

2. We learn about your situation

We learn about your situation, answer all of your questions and make a recommendation a plan.

3. We send you a flat-fee proposal

We send you a flat-fee proposal to implement your custom estate plan to protect your assets and loved ones.

4. Live comfortably knowing your affairs are in order

We handle the complex legal documents and implement your custom estate plan.

Speak with an experienced Probate Lawyer.