Estate Planning

September 17, 2018

What Is Your Greatest Asset?

What do you consider your greatest asset? Protect your family and your future with a proper estate plan!

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Building a Legacy: Charitable Contributions as a Part of Your Estate Plan
October 15, 2018

Building a Legacy: Charitable Contributions as a Part of Your Estate Plan

As an estate planning practice, we meet with a lot of individuals and families that want to focus on building wealth and developing strategies that will protect loved ones in the future.

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October 20, 2018

How to Protect Heirlooms from Family Feud

Compared to real estate, bank and brokerage accounts, and insurance policies, family heirlooms do not generally take pride of place in the estate planning conversation. Tangible personal property (things like jewelry, furniture, art, clothing, pets, and household items) is often overlooked during the estate planning process. However, the transfer of “stuff” from the deceased to his or her loved ones can cause the most conflict because the value of the property is often more sentimental than financial.

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October 29, 2018

Estate Planning Doesn’t Have To Be So Spooky

During the weeks leading up to Halloween, everywhere you look there are signs of the spooky season: ghosts, monsters, zombies, and ghouls are hanging from windows and doors throughout Coral Springs. We may even visit a haunted house or see a horror movie. But truthfully, these are not the things that scare us.

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How to Prepare Your Heirs to Receive, Preserve, and Grow Their Inheritance
November 5, 2018

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

Estate planning is a process, one with which you have likely been engaging for most of your adult life. Even without consulting an attorney, doing things like taking out a life insurance policy, naming a beneficiary on your retirement account, or making a carefully-labeled photo album for future generations to enjoy are all parts of the estate planning process.

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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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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 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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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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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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