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Different Types of Trusts
October 14, 2019

Different Types of Trusts

Trusts are legal tools that can serve many purposes, especially when it comes to asset protection and estate planning. However, there are many types of trusts available, each with its own requirements and benefits. The following is some brief information about different types of trusts that may help with your estate planning goals. Always discuss […]

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October 7, 2019

Common Misconceptions about a Power of Attorney

Having a valid and up-to-date power of attorney is an essential part of an estate plan. However, many people fail to draft a power of attorney, or they make errors when doing so because of some common misconceptions. Such misconceptions can include the following, and to discuss your specific situation, contact our Florida estate planning […]

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October 7, 2019

Do I Need a Probate Lawyer?

The answer to this question, in almost all cases, is yes.  You may be able to get around hiring a Florida Probate Lawyer  if the decedent died leaving behind a very small estate without real property and this small estate qualifies for what is called disposition without administration.  Yet, even if you do qualify for this type of […]

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October Has Arrived!  So has Estate Planning Awareness Week.
October 3, 2019

October Has Arrived!  So has Estate Planning Awareness Week.

For many the month of October brings to mind Halloween or haunted theme park adventures, scary movies, fall weather and pumpkin spice everything.  Yet, what most don’t know is that one week in October has been designated by a House Resolution as National Estate Planning Awareness Week (starts October 21st).  Even Congress has recognized the […]

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Probate Attorneys in South Beach
September 30, 2019

What to Do When a Loved One Passes Away

When a loved one passes away, it can be devastating whether their death was expected or not. In the midst of your grief, it can be difficult to know the steps to take to ensure their affairs and estate are properly handled. You should never hesitate to contact our estate planning and probate attorneys at […]

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September 3, 2019

The Fiduciary Duty of an Executor During Probate

The executor of a will, also known as the personal representative, has certain responsibilities during the probate process. The individual drafting a will is the person who names the executor. The executor’s most important duty is to ensure that a decedent’s will is administered properly and that assets are distributed in accordance with the will’s terms.

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Update Your Estate Plan After a Divorce
August 19, 2019

Update Your Estate Plan After a Divorce

Divorces in the State of Florida and elsewhere can be both life-changing and contentious events. A divorce alters not only a personal relationship but it also likely alters the respective spouses’ finances.

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August 12, 2019

How a Will can Prevent a Guardianship Battle During Probate

One of the best things that a parent can do for his or her child is to establish legal guardianship in a will. It is so important to establish guardianship in a will because it lets you – the parent – decide the legal guardianship of your child, in the event of your untimely death or incapacity.

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July 3, 2019

Are You Being Deployed? Here’s What You Should Do

If you’re someone who just received an order that you are being deployed, then it’s a great time to make sure your affairs are in order.  Here is a brief summary of what you should do before you leave.

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Kids Going Away To College? Why You Should Include Estate Planning in the Preparation
July 1, 2019

Kids Going Away To College? Why You Should Include Estate Planning in the Preparation

Will your children be preparing for their first year of college later this year? You’re probably prouder than you can say, but you’re a little afraid, too. How can you make sure your child is going to be safe at school, so far away from home? A new Bed Bath and Beyond matching sheet set for the dorm sounds great, but it just doesn’t seem like quite enough, does it? So what else can you do?

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