You’ve probably heard a lot about creating a will and an estate plan. But perhaps you’re not quite sure what exactly an estate planning attorney can do for you. You might think planning starts and stops with drafting a last will and testament, but the truth is, an attorney in …Read More
Elder Law – Considerations for Choosing Your Successor
For many, choosing a successor to handle one’s estate is a sensitive topic in elder law. The common choice many make is to select one of their children or beneficiaries. But there are things to consider if you opt for this route. With family members, there is always the risk …Read More
Do I Have to Pay Taxes on my Inheritance?
One of the most frequently asked questions by clients is if they have to pay estate taxes on their inheritance. A lot of clients who need to go through the probate process to receive their inheritance ask this question because a friend or family member told them they will have …Read More
Inheritance: When Should You Begin the Discussion?
Most clients typically do not talk to their children about their inheritance. Some don’t want to think or talk about dying, others are uncomfortable talking with their kids about financial matters, or letting them know how much they will inherit out of fear it will curb their motivation. So when …Read More
What’s the Effect of Divorce on Estate Planning?
What happens when a married couple who has an existing estate plan in place is considering divorce? Estate planning after divorce: Florida law provides that divorce invalidates provisions in wills and trusts that benefit the ex-spouse. The law treats the ex-spouse as if they died at the time of the …Read More