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Florida estate planning tips

Many Florida residents fail to complete estate plans, either because they don't think that they have enough property to justify it or because they simply don't get around to completing them. However, when people die without appropriate documents in place, they may leave their family dealing with a mess in addition to their grief.

It is a good idea for people to act proactively with their estate planning. By so doing, they can make certain that they pass their assets to the beneficiaries they want and that their families will be taken care of after they die. Being proactive can also help to avoid litigation between family members later on, and it can save them significant probate costs.

Planning for the costs and expenses that will occur after a person dies is also important. Doing such things as planning for how funeral and burial expenses will be paid can remove a great deal of stress from family members. Making certain to live in a fiscally conservative way may also help families after their loved one dies so that they can be provided for. Clearly outlining how to dispose of personal property is also important. When people do not let family members know what their intentions are, the family may fight over items that would otherwise be considered to be without value because of sentimentality.

In addition to these basics, people may also need to make certain they have other estate planning documents in place, include a power of attorney and a health care directive in case they become incapacitated. Estate planning can help families save thousands of dollars in taxes and potential court costs, and an experienced attorney can often assist in preparing the appropriate types of documents.

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