You Need To Update Your Estate Plan After a Divorce

Some things in life just seem like they should happen automatically. When you’re done watching an episode on Netflix, you expect the next one to play automatically. That makes sense. Similarly, when you get a divorce, you would think that the Estate Plan you made during your marriage becomes invalid. It makes sense that you probably wouldn’t want to leave everything you own to someone who you just divorced. Here's Read More

What is a Living Will, and How Do I Get One?

Florida law gives legal and competent adults the right to make decisions regarding their own healthcare. You can choose which treatments you want and even refuse medical care completely if you wish. However, when you are unable to make these decisions due to incapacity, an advanced directive called a Living Will can ensure that your future healthcare wishes are followed. What is a Living Will? Unlike regular Wills, Read More

Should I Create a Revocable or Irrevocable Trust?

For many people, estate planning can seem overwhelming. There are so many different types of legal documents and tools available that it can be difficult to know which ones are best in which situations. While legal trusts are among the most commonly used options, there are actually many different types of this document. You can set up either a revocable or an irrevocable trust depending on your needs. Understanding Read More

5 Times When You Need to Update Your Estate Plan

Your Estate Plan reflects your life, so there is no surprise that it may change often. Estate Planning is the process of working with a lawyer to create a legally-binding plan for what will happen to your estate (your property and belongings) and your assets (your remaining money and funds) after you pass away. Since your Estate Plan is personalized to all of your own situations, it will change right alongside those Read More

How To Pick the Best Guardian For Your Child in Florida

One of the most important and most often overlooked aspects of Estate Planning is selecting a guardian for your children. Estate Planning is the process of deciding what will happen to your belongings (your estate) and your money (your assets) after you pass away. Most people think of Estate Planning as simply writing a Will, but there is much more to the equation than that. If you are raising children who have not Read More

The Advantages of Using a Trust

When it comes to Estate Planning, most people settle for just making a Last Will and Testament. While often overlooked, making a Trust is also extremely beneficial. Trusts can be used to protect your assets and help assist your family down the line. Trusts do not replace Wills, but they can be a better option for passing along money for many families. A Trust is a fund that allows a third-party to hold on to money in Read More

4 Reasons to Make an Estate Plan

While most people might know what an Estate Plan is, they probably don’t know why they should have one in place. An Estate Plan is a formal written document for what will happen to your belongings (your estate) and your money (your assets) after you pass away. They are most well known in the form of Wills, but Estate Plans can also include Trusts and less conventional methods. Estate Plans are essential for everyone, Read More

Reasons to Contest a Will

Dealing with a loved one passing away is always a difficult time. It can become especially complicated when discovering that you were not included in their Will. This may come as a shock to you, especially if you were close to them or singularly excluded among your family. You do have the option to contest the Will, where you fight to be included among your loved ones’ estate in court. This option is not cheap or Read More

5 Tips for Aging Gracefully

Another year older. The New Year is a perfect time for reflection and rest, to look at where you’ve been and where you want to go next. In popular culture, we can be taught that getting old means being out of touch and uncool. In reality, getting older just means more opportunities to grow into your very best self. It is time to embrace aging and own the strength of the time that you have lived on the Earth.  Getting Read More

The Usefulness of Life Insurance Trusts

You might know about the benefits of including trusts in your estate planning strategy. When you establish a trust and transfer ownership of certain assets to the trust, you have devised a way to protect your assets from estate taxes and probate court upon your death. There are many types of trusts, but this blog will focus on what’s known as an irrevocable life insurance trust (ILIT), sometimes referred to as simply Read More