When it comes to estate planning, many people do whatever it takes to speed up the process. While it's not the most enjoyable thing you'll do this year, the creation of a comprehensive estate plan will give you peace of mind.
As with many topics, myths abound when you talk about estate planning. You may even hear them from well-intentioned friends and family members. People repeat them without realizing that they're spreading misinformation.
You're doing your estate planning, and you want to ensure that you pass as much of your estate as possible on to your heirs. That's why you're working so hard to plan in advance.
You have been putting off writing your will. You feel like you don't need one yet. You're relatively young and healthy. You'll deal with estate planning later.
For years, you’ve been building up your baseball card collection. You’ve spent a lot of money, time, energy and care creating a collection you are proud of. What will happen though with this cherished collection once you pass away?
Our firm frequently advises on clients on matters of Estate Planning. One of the most important questions is whether a client needs a Simple Will, a Will with a Support Trust, or a Revocable Living Trust.
Since the Supreme Court's recent landmark decision legalizing same-sex marriage across the nation, Florida residents in same-sex relationships may want to consider some important estate planning factors. Doing so can help couples to take advantage of some of the benefits to which they are now entitled, allowing for the easy passing of their estates to the surviving spouse.
Retirees flock to Florida to get away from cold climates in their golden years, but eventually most will have to cope with a decline in health. An estate plan can be an essential part of financial planning for the elderly and address much more than who inherits assets. Financial experts recommend that estate plans address how assets will be used for long-term care. Additionally, a medical directive should be prepared that assigns someone to make health care decisions if a person becomes incapacitated.
As Florida residents may know, having a current will in place is an important part of estate planning. However, some individuals may not realize that certain tasks must be completed to ensure that a will does not cause problems for beneficiaries in the future.
Florida residents establish their digital footprint when they create social media profiles, purchase items online and post entries on a blog. However, not accounting for these digital assets can potentially cause issues after a person's death.