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Florida’s Five Wishes Approach To Planning For Incapacity

By Laurie R. Chane |

The majority of Floridians recognize the importance of creating an estate plan that instructs loved ones on final affairs at death; however, many are unfamiliar with their options for incapacity and end-of-life care. Without proper documentation in place, your loved ones ill equipped  to handle health and well-being decisions if you are unable to… Read More »

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Guardianship for an Elderly Family Member

By Laurie R. Chane |

You may not give much thought to your loved ones’ need for assistance as they grow older, but statistics indicate that the topic of guardianship may come up in the future. US Census Bureau figures reveal that the nation’s elderly population has expanded considerably since 2010, with the 65+ age group growing by 34.2… Read More »

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Types of Estate Administration in Florida

By Laurie R. Chane |

When a person dies with real estate, bank accounts, and personal property in not held in trust, there is a legal process surviving loved ones must go through to distribute these assets to the people entitled to them by law. The details are covered in a section of the Florida Probate Code on Administration… Read More »

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“Birdnesting” in Florida Divorce: Weighing Pros and Cons

By Laurie R. Chane |

Going through a Florida divorce is especially tough for parents, who often struggle to find an ideal custody and visitation arrangement that supports the child’s needs – along with their own personal and professional lives. Fortunately, the laws are in your favor in many ways. It the public policy of the state that children… Read More »

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Facts About Advance Directives in Florida

By Laurie R. Chane |

Every competent adult has the right to make decisions regarding health care and medical treatment, but there can be serious complications when it comes to the concept of competency. You might not think too much about what would happen if you were hurt in an accident or suffer from a medical condition that affects… Read More »

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3 Apps to Streamline Florida Divorce

By Laurie R. Chane |

Divorce is never an easy process and, for many parties, it is one of the most anxiety-inducing experiences they will experience. According to the American Institute of Stress, ending a marriage ranks second on a list of stressful life events, earning a score of 73 points out of 100. With these numbers in mind,… Read More »

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What Happens to My Estate Plan When I Move to Florida?

By Laurie R. Chane |

We have been hearing about the influx of people moving into Florida for the last few years, but updated statistics shed some light on recent trends. According to Tampa’s CBS affiliate WTSP News Channel 10; 387,479 individuals relocated to the Sunshine State between April 2019 and 2020. There are countless tasks associated with relocating… Read More »

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Why Coordinate Retirement Planning and Estate Planning?

By Laurie R. Chane |

At first glance, you probably assume that the only connection between estate planning and retirement planning is age. Statistics show that many people retire around 65-67 years old, primarily because they can collect their full Social Security benefit and become eligible for Medicare. This is roughly the same time that many individuals face their… Read More »

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How are Digital Assets Divided in a Florida Divorce Case?

By Laurie R. Chane |

As many people rely on technology in their personal and professional lives, it is not surprising that couples will need to address the ownership of digital assets when going through divorce in Florida. Dividing marital property is a central issue in dissolution of marriage proceedings, so you must take into account items in electronic… Read More »

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“Just Say No” to Get Medicaid Benefits for Your Spouse in Florida

By Laurie R. Chane |

For lower income individuals without insurance or the means to pay for medical care, even a simple health concern could turn into a major emergency. To cover their needs and prevent vulnerable people from going without treatment because of financial constraints, the federal government established the Medicaid program in 1965. Those who qualify under… Read More »

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