Florida Probate Attorney Blog

January 4, 2019

Estate Planning: Why Me, Why Now, and Is a Will Enough?

Consider these common misconceptions about estate planning!

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January 2, 2019

Wills vs. Trusts: A Quick & Simple Reference Guide

Let’s keep up the momentum! Have you ever been confused about the differences between wills and trusts?  If so, you’re not alone. While it’s always wise to contact experts like us, it’s also important to understand the basics. Here’s a quick and simple reference guide:

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December 31, 2018

Wills, Trusts & Dying Intestate: How They Differ

Let’s kick of the New Year by getting down to the basics!

Most people understand that having some sort of an estate plan is a good thing. However, many of us don’t take the steps to have an estate plan prepared because we don’t understand the nuances between wills and trusts – and dying without either. 

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Your 5 Task Year-End Estate Planning To-Do List
December 27, 2018

Your 5 Task Year-End Estate Planning To-Do List

2019 is fast approaching!  As we all prepare for a new year, it is important that we wrap up any loose ends.  Here are some things that need to be on your end of year checklist:

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December 19, 2018

The Year of DONE.

Can you believe it’s almost 2019?  I personally feel as though the years are flying by faster than ever before.  Maybe this is because of the never-ending to-do list that seems to accompanyadulthood or maybe it’s because most of us struggle with balancing work, family and personal time.  Whatever the reason may be the fact remains that life is happening and time is passing. No matter what you do (or don’t do) the time keeps passing. 

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December 12, 2018

Why young parents should write a will

Estate planning isn’t just something you should think about when you are at an “older” age.  I can personally say that for the longest time, I thought you only had to write a will when you reached a certain age, and acquired certain assets. But that isn’t the case at all.  Writing a will isn’t just about the assets, nor do you have to be wealthy to write one. In fact, young people should think about their estates just as much as their parents, for multiple reasons. 

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What Happens to Your Student Loans When You Die?
December 6, 2018

What Happens to Your Student Loans When You Die?

If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you know that student loans are bigger and more common than ever before. There is currently over $1.45 trillion in outstanding student loan debt in the United States, and 42 million Americans have some amount of student loan debt (the average borrower owes over $30,000). Despite student loans being incredibly common, there is still a lot student loan borrowers don’t know about their debts. 

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November 26, 2018

Protecting the Fur-Babies: Estate Planning for Pet Parents

If you are like us at The Legacy Law Firm, you know that pets are a part of the family. In the words of Jane Goodall, 

“You cannot share your life with a dog … or a cat, and not know perfectly well that animals have personalities and minds and feelings.”

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November 18, 2018

Give Thanks with a Thoughtful Estate Plan

Thanksgiving is the first spark of the holiday season, and before we head into the merriment, joy, and yes, sometimes stress, we are given the opportunity to pause and consider what we are thankful for.

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November 11, 2018

Financial Protection For The Recently Divorced

If you have recently gone through or are currently navigating a divorce, you may be feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, and tired of meeting with lawyers. It seems like there is so much to do: separate assets, sell or move homes, negotiate a custody agreement, and settle daily living expenses. It is a lot, but there is one more thing that is often overlooked and is equally as important: updating or creating an estate plan.

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