Florida Probate Attorney Blog

March 24, 2020

Covid-19 and Estate Planning

Covid-19 or the Coronavirus is causing many to panic (and rightfully so).  So many Americans want to be prepared for the unforeseen more so now than ever – stocking up on food, supplies, revisiting their finances and looking into estate planning. At a minimum, it seems as though the incapacity documents are top of mind […]

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March 19, 2020

What Documents Are In An Estate Plan?

Estate planning is the process of planning ahead for how your assets will be managed in the event of your own incapacity or death.  When it comes to estate planning, no one plan fits all – each person has their own unique goals in mind and their plan should be tailored to their specific objectives. […]

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March 11, 2020

Planning Ahead for Disabled Loved Ones

As a parent of minor children (minors being children under the age of majority – 18 years old) you are used to making most, if not all decisions, on their behalf. However, when your child reaches the age of 18, the law views them as an adult.  This means that you will no longer have […]

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February 17, 2020

The SECURE Act: What to Know and How It Will Affect Your Estate Planning.

What is the SECURE Act? The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act (SECURE Act) was signed by President Donald Trump on December 20, 2019 to address some fundamental aspects of the retirement savings system. The Act is considered to be one of the most impactful pieces of legislation affecting retirement accounts in decades. […]

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February 5, 2020

What is a Living Will?

 WHAT IS A FLORIDA LIVING WILL? A Florida living will is an advance directive that makes clear your wishes regarding life prolonging measures. For the Florida living will to be used, you first must be in either a persistent vegetative state, end-stage condition or terminally ill with your physicians in agreement that there isn’t more […]

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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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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 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 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 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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