Month: January 2020

January 1, 2020

Our 2020 Commitment to You.

With 2020’s arrival I wanted to make clear my commitment to you: moving forward our legal blog will be written in a way that is easy to digest and more enjoyable to read. If you’re anything like me then you likely don’t take the time to read through an entire blog unless the information is […]

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January 8, 2020

WHAT IS PROBATE?

WHAT IS PROBATE? Probate is a court process where a Judge is involved in determining what the decedent owned at their death, who the proper beneficiaries are that stand to inherit the decedent’s assets and getting these assets from the decedent’s estate to these beneficiaries. This is a simplified definition and unfortunately the probate process […]

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January 15, 2020

WHY DO I WANT TO AVOID FLORIDA PROBATE?

The top 3 reasons most clients wish to avoid probate are: It is time consuming.  The probate process can take anywhere from 6 to 12 months. This means that during that time your beneficiaries are unable to receive their inheritance. Instead the assets held in the estate are subject to potential creditor claims and will […]

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January 21, 2020

Why Title Matters with Estate Planning

Real estate can take on different forms of ownership depending upon the number of parties and the unique circumstances involved. Understanding how your real estate is owned, or “titled,” is necessary because this determines the extent of control you have over your real estate, how susceptible your property is to creditors, and what will happen […]

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January 22, 2020

Estate Planning 101

WHAT IS ESTATE PLANNING? Estate planning is the process of planning ahead for the management of your assets in the event that you become incapacitated or for the management and/or distribution of your assets after you pass away. The most popular planning devices are going to be the last will and testament (“a will”) and […]

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January 29, 2020

What is a Medical Power of Attorney?

WHAT IS A MEDICAL POWER OF ATTORNEY?  The medical power of attorney is known as a designation of health care surrogate. This is an extremely important document since it is going to authorize the chosen individual(s) to act on your behalf in a time of medical emergency. You are authorizing this individual to review your […]

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