South Florida Estate Planning News

Estate Planning, Wills And Trusts

Queen of Mean: Rules From the Grave, But $12 Million to Dog May Be Trouble

[This article was originally published 8/31/2007] Wills can be powerful instruments, as the will of Leona Helmsley makes clear. The hotelier and real estate mogul became a symbol of 1980s greed and was given the nickname ”the Queen of Mean” after revelations of her tyrannical treatment of employees came to light during her 1988 trial…

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Estate Planning, Wills And Trusts

Tailoring a Will and Power of Attorney for Multiple States

If you own property — whether houses, bank accounts, or vehicles — in more than one state, do you need estate planning documents for each state? The answer is probably no, but you need to do some planning if you want to avoid going through probate in each of the states. A lawyer can generally…

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