Florida Probate Attorney Blog

How to Prepare Your Heirs to Receive, Preserve, and Grow Their Inheritance
August 26, 2020

Estate Planning with Minor Children

If you have minor children, several concerns arise in addition to the usual Florida estate planning issues. In case of death before they reach 18 years of age, it’s important you make some critical decisions regarding guardianship and how your assets will be managed for them. Though it seems overwhelming to some people, the results […]

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July 29, 2020

Estate Planning at a Glance

Estate planning is a sensitive subject that is surprisingly avoided on a large scale by adults at every income level. There are many reasons for the lack of action to enter the world of estate planning, but the bottom line is that for whatever reason too many people have not decided to take control of […]

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July 14, 2020

Estate Planning During a Pandemic: The New Normal

The seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic has forced Americans to confront many issues they had previously put off because the topics are uncomfortable. Mortality has become a central concern, so estate planning has become a priority for many individuals who currently have no plan in place and face the prospect of their estate going through […]

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June 19, 2020

Why Should I Bother Planning to Protect My Medicaid Assets Now?

Most people put off planning for the cost of a nursing home or assisted living, believing they’ll never require long-term care or that they won’t need it for many years to come. However, if the situation arises or happens earlier than you expect, the high cost of long-term care can become a huge burden for […]

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June 12, 2020

Do I Need to Update Beneficiary Designations?

You’ve successfully completed the important task of creating an estate plan. As part of your estate plan, you should have a valid Florida Will, perhaps a Revocable Living Trust as well as your incapacity documents (durable power of attorney, living will, designation of health care surrogate and HIPAA authorization).  As a final step, you should […]

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May 27, 2020

What is Florida Probate and Why Should I Avoid It?

People unfamiliar with estate planning or probate may think that the easiest way to settle their estate is to avoid making a will or to make a simple will while avoiding the seemingly more complicated issue of creating trusts. However, many people don’t realize the drawbacks of allowing their estate to go through probate and […]

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Different Types of Trusts
May 18, 2020

What You Need to Know About Florida Estate Planning

Though thinking worst-case scenarios and your own mortality aren’t particularly fun topics to think about, the global coronavirus pandemic is making it more important than ever. People who have put off estate planning or wanted to make changes to an existing plan but haven’t executed them need to consider how they want their assets, debts, […]

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April 5, 2020

Virtual Estate Planning Now Available.

Completing your Florida estate plan is still possible while also respecting social distancing.  Introducing virtual estate planning. Done in 4 steps: 1️⃣Email your first & last name to Team@llfplan.com. A link to an online intake form will be emailed to you. 2️⃣A virtual meeting will be scheduled (telephonic & video available). 3️⃣Your estate plan will […]

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March 26, 2020

Celebrate National Single Parent Day by Taking Steps to Provide for Your Child’s Future

In 1984, Congress issued a resolution, signed by President Reagan, establishing March 21st as National Single Parent Day: a day devoted to recognizing the dedication of single parents, who make self-sacrificial efforts to care for their children’s needs, and encouraging family members, friends, and communities to help provide an optimal environment for their children. As […]

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March 24, 2020

Do I Need a Lawyer for Probate?

Not to sound like a lawyer but…it depends. In some instances, your case my qualify for what is called disposition without administration.  You can learn more here to see if you qualify.  If you qualify for disposition without administration then you will not need a lawyer but, instead, need to contact the clerk in the […]

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