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DON’T WAIT UNTIL IT’S TOO LATE!

Many of us tend to procrastinate about making hard decisions.  Unfortunately, with estate planning and elder care, this can have dire consequences. Recently, an 80 year old lady came to see me about doing her Will.  She was clear in

Posted in Advanced Directives, Choosing Your Lawyer, Elder Law, Elder Rights, Estate Planning, Final Wishes, Living Trust, Probate and Guardianship, Will

What is an Estate?

What actually is your estate? An estate is your net worth on your date of death. It includes all property that you own or control such as bank accounts, real estate, life insurance policies, stocks, and personal property like artwork,

Posted in Elder Law, Estate Planning, Final Wishes, Living Trust, Probate and Guardianship, Real Estate, Taxes, Will

WHY DO I NEED AN ATTORNEY TO WRITE MY WILL?

The content of your will and other estate planning documents is very important. If you choose to write your will yourself, your family could face a number of obstacles after you are gone. As your will passes through probate court, its content

Posted in Choosing Your Lawyer, Estate Planning, Final Wishes, Living Trust, Will

Could Your Heirs Be a Problem?

“Problem” Heirs Do you have a child or heir with credit problems or a drug or alcohol problem?  Or maybe your child is having marital problems and you do not want their spouse to end up with your money!  None

Posted in Estate Planning, Living Trust, Will

Should You Avoid Probate?

Many people ask me why they have heard that they should avoid probate.  Here is how the probate process works: Probate is a legal process that wraps up a person’s legal and financial affairs after their death.  During this court

Posted in Estate Planning, Living Trust, Probate and Guardianship, Will

Do You Have Your Documents Prepared?

Essential Legal Documents for Unmarried Same-Sex Couples Because unmarried same-sex couples are legal “strangers”, it is essential to have certain legal documents to protect each person’s interests and rights: Domestic partnership agreement Advance Medical Directive Living Will Durable Power of

Posted in Elder Law, Gay Rights, Will

Same-Sex Unmarried Pitfalls

Same-Sex Couples (unmarried) Are Legal Strangers Unmarried same-sex couples need to protect themselves and their partners from interference by other people, including family members.  Here is a partial list of the areas in which unmarried same-sex couples are treated as

Posted in Estate Planning, Gay Rights, Will

Are You Part of an Unmarried Same Sex Couple?

Essential Legal Documents for Unmarried Same-Sex Couples Because unmarried same-sex couples are legal “strangers”, it is essential to have certain legal documents to protect each person’s interests and rights: Domestic partnership agreement Advance Medical Directive Living Will Durable Power of

Posted in Estate Planning, Gay Rights, Living Trust, Will

Problems with Probate?

Problems With Probate What is Probate? Probate is the legal process that wraps up a person’s legal and financial affairs after their death.  During the probate process, property is identified and given a value.  Outstanding debts and taxes are paid. 

Posted in Elder Law, Probate and Guardianship, Will

Why Do You Need a Will?

TEN REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD HAVE A WILL Write a Will or the State of Florida will write one for you. With a Will, you choose your beneficiaries and dictate the terms of disbursement. Select the person who will handle

Posted in Estate Planning, Will

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