South Florida Estate Planning News

What Happens If You Die Without A Will In Florida?

In Florida, if a person dies without a will, their property will then pass on to their nearest relatives through the Florida intestate laws. These laws outline a strict formula that judges use to distribute the assets of the deceased to their family members. This is done to help avoid a situation where the assets…

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Different Types Of Florida Trusts And When You Might Need Them

A trust is a legal document that can be created during a person’s lifetime and survive upon that person’s death. There are several types of trusts that can be established based upon that person’s needs or the needs of their surviving heirs. Understanding the different types of trusts and their uses may help you determine…

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When Should You Start Estate Planning?

Contrary to popular belief, Estate Planning isn’t about who gets your stuff when you die.  Yes, many times we often worry about what will happen to our assets and wonder who will get them.   While this question is not fun to think about, it is an essential one to ask yourself at different points…

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Make Your New Year’s Resolution Early…

An “Estate Plan” contrary to popular belief, is not necessarily for those with mega millions. Anyone from an Uber driver to the Uber wealthy need to make sure those they love are able to access needed information if you are temporarily or permanently incapacitated or have passed.

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How to Protect Your Family’s Financial Risk

Also called “Continuity Planning” our goal it to reduce any long-term risk for our businesses and family investments.  Businesses should also consider business succession plans (what happens if the unthinkable happens) or simply planning for retirement as well.

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Responsibilities of Successor Trustees

Many people becoming trustees for the first time have asked questions such as “What is a trust?” or “What taxes must I pay as a trustee?” or “Am I required to file annual reports with a court?” Most people have had little experience with trusts.

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Be Very Careful using an Online Power of Attorney

As an attorney, I make sure that these mistakes do not occur.  An online form is just a piece of paper, and if any mistakes are made, the family will feel it for years to come.  Take a look at my post regarding POAs and the top 10 reasons you need an attorney to prepare one! 

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Alzheimers

“Among the challenges are moments of joy.” Some of the terrific information contained in the site includes “life with Dementia”, Taking Action, Clinical Trials, Caregiver information, etc….

Alzheimers.gov is managed by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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Protecting from financial risk

Protect Yourself from Fraud

Whether it’s guilting you into investing, instilling fear in you, or giving you the impression that they are professionals, con artists know exactly how to persuade you. Don’t rush yourself and don’t allow others to rush you. Take your time when making investment decisions, remain skeptical of unsolicited offers or offers that seem like they are too good to be true, and be sure that your money is always accessible.

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Understanding the Four C’s of Elder Law Ethics

There are several reasons why lawyers need to meet with your family member or friend alone for at least a part of the case evaluation process, so please don’t be alarmed or offended if you are asked to leave the room.

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