South Florida Estate Planning News

Holiday Recommendations for Family Harmony

If your goal is family harmony, it could be a huge blunder to fail to consider the emotional ties children may have to their parent’s possessions.

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Planning for Your Digital Legacy

Instead of existing in photo albums and on videotapes and DVDs, most of our family photos and videos are now digital. Even if they lack commercial value, they certainly have sentimental value that you want to preserve for your family and friends. Social media accounts containing your photos and videos can also have value to your loved ones when you are gone.

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LLC Voting Rights: Who Has a Voice?

On average, 4 million new businesses are started each year in the United States. Many of those businesses are organized as limited liability companies (LLCs). Combining the benefits of a corporation and a partnership, an LLC protects its members’ personal assets from business liabilities, avoids double taxation, and provides flexibility regarding its operations, management, and…

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JakobLegal named best estate planning attorneys in Davie, Cooper City and Southwest Ranches

We are honored to be recognized in Our City Media’s Best of Davie magazine as the best estate planning attorneys in Davie, Cooper City and Southwest Ranches! See what they had to say about us below. “The Attorneys at Andrea L. Jakob, PA  have been helping clients and their families prepare for the future for…

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Digital Assets in the Digital Era

What happens to all of our accounts and files when we become incapacitated or pass away? Will our spouses and children have access to them? Where will they find our usernames and passwords? Who can take down our Facebook and LinkedIn pages, or would we prefer that they continue for posterity? And if we’ve saved photos, videos and other files on the cloud, who should have access to them and how long should they stay out there?

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What questions should you ask your Florida estate planning attorney in 2022?

Planning an estate may seem overwhelming or challenging, but doesn’t need to be. Estate planning is not just for after your life, but for during your life as well.  Estate plans include guidance to your families if you become sick or incapacitated, or even just traveling!  Whatever the case may be, using a state-licensed, knowledgeable…

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How Does The Probate Process Work In Florida?

If you have lost a loved one in Florida, it’s important to understand how the probate process works. Probate is the legal process of identifying and gathering the assets of a deceased person and then transferring assets to their beneficiaries.  If  someone dies intestate, without a will, their things will go to their family based…

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Are “Unequal Inheritances” inherently unfair?

Not all adult children are always treated equally upon their parent’s passing. Quite often I’m asked the question regarding the best way to leave children an unequal inheritance (unequal portions of an estate).  It isn’t always a question of an unequal inheritance; sometimes it is a question of what is fair. If you plan to…

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What Is A Personal Representative And How Should I Choose One?

If you’re working on your estate plan, one of the most important steps is determining who will be the Personal Representative (Executor) of your estate. It’s an important choice – maybe you’ve read stories of some Personal Representatives behaving badly and wish to avoid that. You don’t want to make a mistake that would cause…

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13 Estate Planning Terms You Need to Know

Estate planning is not just for the wealthy, it is something every adult should do. Estate planning can help you accomplish any number of goals, including appointing guardians for minor children, choosing healthcare agents to make decisions for you should you become ill, minimizing taxes so you can pass more wealth onto your family members, and stating how and to whom you would like to pass your estate on to when you pass away.

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