Coral Springs Probate Administration Lawyers

January 21, 2019

Why Joint Tenancy Should Not Be the Go-To Plan for Newlyweds

If you are recently married or have been married and are acquiring additional assets, know that you have options when it comes to how the property will be titled. And, although joint tenancy seems like an easy and convenient choice, it may not work as well as you would think. 

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January 23, 2019

Your Post-Honeymoon Legal Checklist

Your wedding is over, and the day was absolutely perfect. You went away on your honeymoon with your new spouse and had the time of your lives. Now you are back and can breathe a sigh of relief and watch the rest of the years ahead unfold before your eyes. Well, not so fast. Now that your honeymoon is over, there are several things you should be mindful of to make sure that the legal and financial parts of your life properly reflect your newly married status.

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January 28, 2019

5 Essential Legal Documents You Need for Incapacity Planning

Let’s kick off a new week with a new topic: Incapacity. Comprehensive estate planning is more than your legacy after death, avoiding probate, and saving on taxes. Good estate planning includes a plan in place to manage your affairs if you become incapacitated during your life and can no longer make decisions for yourself.  

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January 30, 2019

How to Choose the Right Agent for Your Incapacity Plan

Let’s keep rolling with the topic of incapacity but now let’s focus on choosing the right agent. A common misconception is that estate planning equates to death planning.  But as we mentioned, planning for what happens after you die is only one piece of the estate planning puzzle.  It is just as important to make a plan for what happens if you become mentally incapacitated.

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February 1, 2019

Do It Now: Name a Guardian for Your Minor Child(ren)

We know it’s hard. Thinking about someone else raising your children can stop you in your tracks. It feels crushing and too horrific to consider. But you must. If you don’t, a stranger will determine who raises your children if something happens to you – your children’s guardian could be a relative you despise or even a stranger you’ve never met. 

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February 4, 2019

3 Reasons You Want to Avoid Probate

 When you pass away, your family may need to visit a probate court in order to claim their inheritance. This can happen if you own property (like a house, car, bank account, investment account, or other asset) in only your name. Although having a will is a good basic form of planning, a will does not avoid probate. Instead, a will simply lets you inform the probate court of your wishes – your family still has to go through the probate process to make those wishes legal. 

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February 8, 2019

Are Any of These 11 Mistakes Lurking in Your Estate Plan?

Here are 11 mistakes that may be lurking in your estate plan:

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February 11, 2019

Four Common Myths about Estate Planning

Many people don’t understand what estate planning is and those that do may believe in one of the four myths listed below. Estate planning is simply taking the time to plan ahead for the management or distribution of your assets in the event of either your own incapacity or death. A proper estate plan will nominate guardians on behalf of any minors, potentially cut taxes and more. Here are four popular estate planning myths:

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February 18, 2019

5 Reasons to Protect Your Retirement Accounts Now

During your lifetime, your retirement account has good asset protection, but as soon as you pass that account to a loved one, that protection evaporates. This means one lawsuit and POOF! Your life long, hard earned savings could be gone. Your heirs could be left penniless.

Fortunately, there is a solution to this problem…

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February 26, 2019

Why a Trust Is the Best Option for Avoiding Florida Probate

As Ambrose Bierce once darkly observed, “Death is not the end. There remains the litigation over the estate.”

Obviously, ideally, when someone passes away, the paperwork and material concerns associated with the estate are so flawlessly handled (thanks to excellent preparation) that they fade into the background, allowing the family to grieve and remember in peace.

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