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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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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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 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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Single? You Still Need an Estate Plan

Estate planning is just as important for single people as it is for couples and families. Estate planning allows you to ensure that your property will go to the people you want, in the way you want, and when you want. If you do not have an estate plan, the state will decide who gets your property and who will make decisions for you should you become incapacitated, and these aren’t necessarily the choices you would have wanted. Contact me at 954-515-0101 to find out what estate planning documents you need to assure your wishes will be carried out and those you care about will be protected.

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Asset Protection

ASSET PROTECTION

Business owners and entrepreneurs must use asset protection strategies to minimize risk to personal assets from creditor’s claims and litigation. Here a a few strategies to use to protect your assets!

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