Looking for a law office in Port Orange, Florida?

Port Orange law office Estate planning is an important activity for all of us, and one that’s especially important for the elderly. If you’re in Port Orange, Florida or in nearby areas like Volusia County or New Smyrna Beach and

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What Estate Planning Can Do for You and Your Business

Estate Planning  The unfortunate truth of life is that the unexpected can strike without warning. In that case, have you ever thought what will happen to your business that had taken you years to establish? If a proprietor has a

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Your New Smyrna Beach Attorney At Law

New Smyrna Beach Lawyer Debra G. Simms is an experienced and board certified attorney who specializes in the concept and theory of elder law in Florida, U.S. she is registered as a practicing attorney with the Florida Bar Board and apart

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What is Elder Law?

Elder Law encompasses the unique legal aspects of aging. An Elder Law Attorney is familiar with the Federal and Florida laws that impact seniors’ well-being and personal wishes. Elder Law: Guardianship, Estate planning Elder Law covers many areas including guardianship, estate

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Same-Sex Marriage: Big News for Couples Taking Title Together

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that same-sex partners have a constitutional right to marry, nationwide. The Court’s ruling takes away any previous ambiguity about the recognition of same-sex marriages in Florida. What does this mean for same-sex spouses who

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Probate For Dummies

Probate is the court process for passing ownership of a deceased person’s assets to the beneficiaries. It is also necessary to wind up the decedent’s financial affairs and make sure all the decedent’s creditors are paid. Probate assets are property

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Plotting Against Probate: Part 3

In the last 2 blogs, I talked about transfer on death types of deeds for real estate, known in Florida as “Enhanced Life Estate Deeds” or “Ladybird Deeds”. I also explained the advantages of a Living Trust. This article will

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Living Trusts: What is it and why would I need one? Part 2 of Three Part Series

Most people are not aware of the value of a certified estate planning attorney. Most people generally believe they have planned well if they have a will in place. A will may not be the best plan because a will

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Avoiding Probate: Part I: Transfer on Death Real Estate Deed: the “Ladybird Deed”

In recent years a new form of transferring real estate has been gaining popularity in Florida. The “enhanced life estate deed,” or “Ladybird Deed” (according to legend, former President Johnson once used this type of deed to transfer some property

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Plotting Against Probate: A Three Part Series

There are a number of reasons to be wary of Probate. Here are some of those reasons. 1. Probate can be expensive The legal fees can eat up a chunk of your estate, and the costs can go up significantly

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Port Orange Office:
Prestige Executive Center
823 Dunlawton Ave. Unit C
Port Orange, FL 32129
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Toll Free: 877.447.4667
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