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April 19, 2022

What is a Durable Power of Attorney?

What is a Florida Durable Power of Attorney? A Durable Power of Attorney is one of the most important estate planning documents that you will ever sign. It allows you to designate someone (known as an “Agent” or an “Attorney-In-Fact”), who can legally act on your behalf. The Power of Attorney remains in effect during […]

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April 18, 2022

3 Reasons Why You Want to Avoid Probate

When you pass away, your family may need to initiate court proceedings 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 […]

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April 4, 2022

What is the Difference Between Medicare and Medicaid?

When devising a plan for your future it is important to understand the differences between Medicare and Medicaid. It is also equally essential to understand how they work together. What is Medicare? Medicare is a federally funded program that provides healthcare coverage to individuals who are 65 and over, or younger people with certain disabilities. […]

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March 23, 2022

The Fiduciary Duty of an Executor During Probate

The executor of a will, also known as the personal representative, has certain responsibilities during the probate process. The individual drafting a will is the person who names the executor. The executor’s most important duty is to ensure that a decedent’s will is administered properly and that assets are distributed in accordance with the will’s […]

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March 22, 2022

Cryptocurrency And Estate Planning

A lot of the news recently has revolved around different forms of cryptocurrency such as “Bitcoin”, “Ethereum”, and even a popular form of Bitcoin called “Dodgecoin.” Just a few months algo, El Salvador made headlines when it announced it would allow cryptocurrency as a form of payment. Cryptocurrency is quickly gaining popularity among investors and […]

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March 21, 2022

What Are the Pros and Cons of Florida Probate?

In estate planning circles, the word “probate” often comes with a negative connotation. For many people — especially those with larger estates — financial planners recommend trying to keep property out of probate whenever possible. That being said, the probate system was actually established to protect the property of the deceased and their heirs, and […]

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March 16, 2022

Why Your College Student Needs Estate Planning

It feels like our children grow up way too quickly, and this reality hits us the hardest when they turn 18 and become legally recognized adults. Seeing them leave for college and live without you is difficult for many parents. How they will handle making important financial and healthcare decisions without you is a frequent […]

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March 15, 2022

What Documents Do I Need for a Health Care Crisis?

You never know when a health care crisis may happen and no one wants to imagine the possibility of becoming sick, hurt or otherwise incapable of making your own medical decisions. Yet, it’s important to determine who you would want to make decisions for you if you’re unable to make them yourself.  Legal documents exist […]

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March 14, 2022

Why Should I Consider Creating a Trust?

A Revocable Living Trust is a Popular Planning Tool in Florida A revocable trust is a fantastic way to establish and protect your assets. It serves as a convenient alternative to probate for your heirs and can even protect their inheritance from creditors. A revocable living trust can give you and your family peace of […]

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March 10, 2022

What is an Elder Law Attorney?

Most individuals do not know what an elder law attorney is, what they do or when they will need one.  Surprisingly, an elder law attorney is able to help you in more ways than you think!  We are experienced in creating estate plans but the focus isn’t just on what happens when you’re gone – […]

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