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February 3, 2022

Advance Directives and Why a Designation of Healthcare Surrogate is so Important

Time and time again, it has been said that it is better to “have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.” Advanced directives are one of those things. Advance Directives include a Designation of Healthcare Surrogate, Power of Attorney, Living Will, and HIPAA Release. According to Florida Statute 765.10, […]

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February 10, 2022

Are Handwritten Wills Valid in Florida?

If you have not thought about planning for the future with a will yet, your first thought may be to just write one down and store it away. That should work, right? Well, not quite! Writing your own will and signing towards the end is sometimes called a “holographic will.” One may think, if it […]

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March 10, 2022

Estate Planning for the Aging Population

You are never “too young” or “too old” to think about or begin estate planning. No matter your age or how many assets you have, estate planning is for everyone.  However, certain times in an individual’s life may create more of an urgency to begin the planning process, such as retirement or being diagnosed with […]

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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 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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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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