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Estate Planning

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Estate Planning to Prepare for the Death of a Spouse

The death of a spouse can be emotionally overwhelming. In addition to the grief, the surviving spouse may be overwhelmed by the financial decisions and requirements of handling an estate. When a deceased spouse handled all the family finances, it can be difficult for a surviving spouse to take over this role. If a person did not have an estate plan, it could make the job much more complicated and stressful.

You can spare your spouse some of this worry and stress by creating an estate plan.
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Monday, January 25, 2021

Life Insurance: Why You Should Keep Your Policies In-Force

Have you considered buying life insurance but simply haven’t made it a priority? It’s understandable. Shopping for life insurance, particularly when you’re young and healthy, doesn't seem all that important. But delaying coverage may not be the best idea.

Even among vibrant, active adults, tragedies can happen. Life insurance offers peace of mind to you and your loved ones of a financial safety net upon your passing.
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Friday, October 23, 2020

Estate Planning in 2021: Special Considerations for Parents of Special Needs Children

Parents of children with special needs have many extra responsibilities, whether the child is a minor or an adult. All parents are mortal, but when you have a child with special needs, you think about the fact that one day you will not be here to take care of your child.

A Florida special needs estate planning attorney can walk you through your options and evaluate the special considerations for parents of special needs children.
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Thursday, September 24, 2020

3 Things You Didn't Know About A Revocable Living Trust

Revocable living trusts have become a popular estate planning tool among Floridians. What are they and do you need one?

Revocable living trusts are not standardized estate planning options that suit every person’s needs. Rather, they are complex documents individualized to address a person’s specific estate planning goals, assets, and tax liabilities. As experienced Read more . . .

Monday, August 17, 2020

3 Things You May Not Know About Guardianship in Florida

Assuming guardianship over another person and their affairs is a big undertaking. Before acting to become someone’s guardian, it’s wise to educate yourself about the responsibilities and legal obligations of guardianship in your state.

If you are a Floridian seeking guardianship of a minor child or incapacitated adult, there are things you may not know about guardianship in Florida. Engaging a Read more . . .

Thursday, July 23, 2020

What to Expect From the Probate Process in Florida

While none of us like to consider our mortality, death is an inescapable truth. One day, we will pass on and leave behind a myriad of details for our heirs to reconcile. Easing your loved ones' burden in their time of grief requires you to organize your affairs in keeping with your state's probate guidelines.

In Florida, all decedents’ estates pass through a probate process. During probate, the debts and assets of the deceased are reviewed and reconciled to pay off debts and distribute assets While it is best to hire an experienced Read more . . .

Monday, June 22, 2020

Reasons to Hire an Estate Planning Attorney

The significance of our lives is in the legacy left to our loved ones after we are gone. We work a lifetime to build assets and wealth with the hopes of making life easier and sweeter for ourselves and our family.

And while no one likes to contemplate their own mortality, it's important to consider how you want your estate distributed after your death. An experienced Read more . . .

Friday, May 15, 2020

The Importance of an Advance Medical Directive

It can be difficult to imagine that you would be unable to speak for yourself because of an incapacitating illness or injury. However, that situation can happen to any of us. It often happens as we age, but it can also happen when we are young and healthy. Talking with a Read more . . .

Friday, April 17, 2020

What to Look for in a Trustee

Perhaps the most critical decision during estate planning is naming the person who will administer your trust when you are unable to do so. Selecting a trustee requires thoughtful consideration and early decision making. It is advisable you seek guidance from experienced Florida estate planning attorneys when choosing your estate trustee.
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Friday, March 13, 2020

5 Florida Probate Rules & Processes: What You Need to Know

Probate is the legal process of finalizing a person’s finances and property after death. Through probate, legal debts are paid and property is distributed to heirs. Titles to assets are legally transferred by the personal representative to heirs and filed with the appropriate government offices.

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Monday, February 10, 2020

How the SECURE Act Protects Your Retirement

Recent legislation addresses retirement issues and makes it possible for people to save more for retirement. The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act created reforms to the retirement system. Advocates tout the SECURE Act as one of the most ground-breaking new retirement savings laws in over a decade. Learn Read more . . .

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